"Child - Meditations in Filth": A Storm of Unbridled Energy
Child from Stockholm/Gothenburg provides the latest evidence that Sweden is a fertile ground for extreme music. With "Meditations in Filth," the band presents an album that feels like a raging bulldozer at Formula 1 speed. Child doesn't reinvent Death and Grindcore, but they mix the different elements in varying ways from song to song. Sometimes more Metal, a touch of Hardcore, D-Beat, and Blastbeats - and after just two minutes, you're left speechless.
Finding Grindcore that isn't boring and predictable has become exceedingly rare these days. Since the split-off from Disfear, the quality in this genre has noticeably declined. However, Child is an exception. Their music not only exudes relentless brutality and top-notch production, but their songs are at times more complex than what some self-proclaimed Prog Rock bands offer. Child simply blows your mind.
One can only imagine the explosive nature of their live performances. The energy emanating from their shows must be overwhelming.
"Child - Meditations in Filth" will be released on February 17th, 2023, via EAT Heavy Records and is an absolute must-have for those who enjoy it short, brutal, fast, and varied. This record is a storm of energy that leaves your ears anything but untouched, leaving a deep impression.
We are not in school anymore so let us find a relation for a rating. Each and every Motörhead record is different. So "Meditations in Filth" deserves an "Inferno", not because there is a Swedish drummer playing on this record.
"Inferno" is given for a precision in timing and songwriting, a capture of live sound and energy and a perfect artwork.