Extreme music from Italy is usually coifed with keyboards, frilly shirts or over-songwriting. Sure, there are exceptions--as always--but few truly brutal Italian bands take it to the listener direct-like. Of course, Cripple Bastards, arguably the country's most infamous (all the adjectives that go with infamous like "controversial," "disgusting," "revolting," "uncouth," etc.) grindcore outfit, have been dishing out direct-like for two-plus decades, with a dizzying discography to match. That's right. While Rhapsody, Lacuna Coil and Fleshgod Apocalypse run around in a haute metal disposition, the Bastards' take on things blasty, crusty, extreme and DIY--though, to be fair, they did record an album at Fredman Studios--is far more common man. No high concepts. Just down-to-Earth, salt-the-Earth grindcore. Needless to say, we're psyched as a skateboarder on a vintage Zorlac--yes, I was one and owned my fair share of Zorlacs--that "Senza Impronte," the title track off Cripple Bastards' new Relapse Records 7-inch, is streaming right here, right now.
FUN FACT: Cripple Bastards are banned from inclusion on Metal Archives.
** Cripple Bastards' new 7-inch, Senza Impronte, is out April 24th on Relapse Records. It's available HERE for a modest price by a bunch of good dudes who run one of the longest standing UG metal labels in the US of A. Sweet.