Cripple Bastards - Age of Vandalism (1987-1993) - 4CD + BOOK

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    "The 'Age Of Vandalism' box set compiles the output of Italian grindcore act Cripple Bastards from 1987 to 1993. It spreads 1036 songs across four lavish digipacks. Can you imagine MP3-tagging that sonofabitch? Luckily, a CD can only hold 99 tracks, so the box set bunches up wads of songs into tracks. Ergo, track titles like "94 song demo, Nov. 1992" and "Side B of 'From 88 to 91' collection tape (281 songs!)" But this isn't just "You Suffer" for hours. Sure, it's a rush to hear micro-songs fly by. But this collection of filth is surprisingly compelling. Much of it comes from when Cripple Bastards were a two-piece. When teenage delinquents Giulio the Bastard and Alberto the Crippler weren't terrorizing their hometown of Asti with vandalism, they were vomiting their frustrations on tape. Grunts, screams, blast beats, Italian horror movie samples, even a show bootlegged by cassette 'from the back of the audience' - it's a hell of a mudbath. The liner notes are even better: a booklet for each digipak, plus a big, thick one for the set. They include essays, flyers, historical photos, demo tape artwork and incredibly soulful, thoughtful interviews. Age of Vandalism is really a giant audiovisual zine tat documents the early history of Italian grindcore. Cripple Bastards are a bona fide band now; they construct music, and they do it well. But back then they deconstructed their existence with tape recorders, Xerox machines and even an axe. This box set is their amazing legacy." Decibel, 9/10.
  • Additional Information

    Band Cripple Bastards
    Title Age of Vandalism (1987-1993)
    Label Selfmadegod Records
    Generic musical style Death Metal / Grind
    Detailed musical style Grindcore
    Release Date 9 Dec 2009
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