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Maruta - Forward Into Regression review

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Band: Maruta
Album: Forward Into Regression
Release date: March 2011

01. March Forward (Into Regression)
02. Strain
03. Plague Domain
04. Stagnation Routine
05. Devoid Of Allegiance
06. Drown In Black Matter
07. Body Weapon
08. Swine Swallower
09. Conform To Deform
10. Etched In Granite
11. Salient
12. Solace Through Self Annihilation
13. Hand Of The Overseer
14. Failure King
15. Gaiares
16. Blood Of The Luddite

...And then a challenger for grindcore album of the year appeared.

In case you clicked this review thinking 'Maruta? What on earth is a Maruta?' well, I did some research for you and Maruta is Japanese for "killer shit that is guaranteed to rip you at least one new asshole". This Florida-based grindcore outfit already blew up a few skirts with their debut, In Narcosis. But their name got forever inscribed in the annals of metal as "the band who got Trivium 25% better" when, of all bands, their drummer joined said boysband bastion of musical creativity.

In the meantime, the band recruited an ex-Nailshitter drummer and also added a bass player to their ranks while they were at it. And then they released Forward Into Regression and destroyed the world, as foretold by Nostradamus.

If we're being formal, Maruta play a blasting mash-up of grindcore and tech-death. No worries though, this album will still shred your pimple-ridden face off, effortlessly. The tech-death hooks do make the album a little less straightforward, yet all the more crushing at the same time. Above all, this little motherfucker sounds heavy-as-balls, ridiculously tight and pissed off to no end. Maruta are psychos with class, what other explanation is there?

Seriously, my ears haven't been this pleasantly fucked since the days I was an altar boy.

I could write a lot more... but this album kicked my ass so hard I think I need to go see a doctor. In short, this rules, hard. Now go buy this album wherever albums are being sold.

Written by Thryce | 28.03.2011


Comments: 10   Visited by: 199 users
28.03.2011 - 23:01
The Ancient One
Definitely gonna check it out. nice work, Thryce.
get the fuck off my lawn.

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29.03.2011 - 00:19
X-Ray Rod
Same here, I found the debut really cheap so I will check that one out as well. Thanks for the heads up. Nice review
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
29.03.2011 - 02:42
Troy Killjoy
Came for the altar boy reference, left with a smile.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
29.03.2011 - 04:01

No rating? this is a 9!!! great peace of work, this is the year of the grind!!!
The only way to learn is be aware and hold on tight...
29.03.2011 - 04:09
Troy Killjoy
Written by sq_xeper on 29.03.2011 at 04:01

No rating? this is a 9!!! great peace of work, this is the year of the grind!!!

Thryce no rate albums.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
29.03.2011 - 11:42
Account deleted
Sounds kick-ass and I love that artwork. Reminds me of Fallout or something. Will check asap.
30.03.2011 - 20:38

Seems good, but a short ass-kicking...every song average 2 minutes?

Probably the most metal review I have ever read.
15.04.2011 - 10:26
Wow this is indeed kickass...Haven't had such a hyper grindcore experience since i first listened to Last Days Of Humanity's Hymns of Indigestible Suppuration...This album is just in-your-face grindcore no bullshit just as said in the review... And nice review btw enjoyed reading it...
20.11.2011 - 23:36

Well, I listened to it because of the staff pick and the review.
Ass kicked (as promised) as well as teeth shattered and eardrums liquefied... thanks Thryce ^^
06.10.2013 - 10:57
China was a neat
This is one of the most fun reviews for a grindcore album I've ever read. Great work from Thryce.

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