Rotten Sound

Species at War (Relapse)

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Rotten Sound

Species at War (Relapse)

If Rotten Sound singer Keijo Niinimaa looks familiar, it's because he screamed through Chaos in Tejas last year with Nasum, the iconic Swedish grindcore crew whose founding frontman, the late Mieszko Talarczyk, died in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami. The Vaasa, Finland, native leads his original outfit through January EP Species at War, the foursome's 13th release since 1993. Unloading six songs in eight minutes, its second track, "The Game," is the only deviant from the grindcore script, its introductory riff more akin to stoner metal until Niiminaa's howl breaks through 22 seconds later, "scorched by wrath/razed through divinity." Rotten Sound finds "Peace" alone. (Sat., 9:30pm, Mohawk)

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