Brutal Truth, “Ordinary Madness“, Need to Control
Brutal Truth’s second disc is one of the most unconventional grindcore album ever released. Other bands had mixed noise, crust or sludge with grindcore, but none attained the hypnotic atmosphere reached with Displacement, or the driving rhythms of Ordinary Madness. Need to Control is grindcore through an art-rock filter and a punk attitude, with the band obsessively bouncing genres off of tracks to spin them in a different direction. Compare the stylistic jumps from Black Flag’s Damaged to Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, and the expression post-core sounds no longer ridiculous.
Dedicated to all grind freaks who continue to party on this stinking, filthy planet!
- “Brutal Truth: Need to control”, sputnikmusic.com