Great big gobs of greasy gory grindy goods…
Of these five tunes, the title track rocks out of the gate with one of those groovier bits, one that’s undeniable and immediate, a huge steamroller hook that pushes Necrotic Cultivations forward at full power before abruptly launching into a scalpel-sharp blast-driven pounding. Rashes’ vocals alternate between a lower growl and a higher one – not exactly a groundbreaking approach, but every bit as effective here as anywhere else it’s been used. A second mile-wide groove drops in for the song’s back half, balancing against these almost Swedeath-tinted riffs and the overall Carcass-y vibe, and it’s goddamned glorious gore, with all the appropriate oozing and dripping qualities.
Onward from there, Rashes rips through three more tracks, four solid minutes of sharp-edged grinding, before closing with another highlight in the positively vicious “Malignant Staph Intrusion.” That one’s another blast-happy blazer that drops halfway through into a doomy guitarmony riff offset against guttural screams, splitting the difference between ethereal and afflicted, the whole of it riding into the sunset on another bulldozer drive that finally crashes to resolution in a gurgling swirl.
Sure, this is goregrind, so you’ve heard all of these component parts before, assembled in much the same manner, but don’t let that stop you in the slightest. If you’re in the need for some hooky and horrific bloodspattered blastbeats, then look no further because Rashes can – and will – absolutely scratch that itch.