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Cursed (Relapse)

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Cursed (Relapse)

Finnish grind quartet swarms brutalizing, metallic hardcore (black metalcore?) on its sixth LP and first for Philly metal foundry Relapse Records. Dispensing 16 acid baths in 28 minutes, Cursed groups into six handy categories – Egotism, Vanity, Coercion, Vengeance, Exploitation, and Fear. Vanity's unforgiving, Coercion's sick ("Machinery"), Vengeance ends in an unexpected dirge ("Declare"), and Fear froths ("Terrified"). The end: "Scared" ("to death") and "Doomed."

***.5

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