I was in the mood for some hardcore/grind this morning and so I found myself purusing the hardcore/grind pages of Bandcamp and stumbled upon God Mother and their debut album Maktbehov. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but I know I wasn’t completely expecting what I ended up finding.
The teal green cover and the band name God Mother with the inverted “T” caught my attention. And if that was the intention, then bravo because it grabbed a hold of me immediately. Four of the fourteen songs presented here, are written in Swedish; leaving it up to you whether you want to just listen, or if you’re of the curious type as I am try and translate it for yourself.
No matter what language this album is in, it has nothing to do with ferocity. The album is plenty ferocious, attacking you from all sides, making you weep like a little child. Maktbehov is a heavyweight debut, packing a punch even Mike Tyson would be proud of. It may even knock him out. Each crushing blow is delivered at sonic speed never letting you once recover from your stupor. It’s a sensory assault to say the least. Hyper grind powered riffs of the rib cracking variety are delivered, organ punishing drums jar your innards, skull caving bass bludgeon you until you just really cannot take anymore punishment. But the last piece to this hardcore/grind symphony, are the vocals.
You always here that words can hurt you, but I’m pretty positive that these words and vocals will carve you up like the Thanksgiving turkey that you are. They’re used almost as a weapon of their own. High pitched shrieks of eternal pain cut like a hot knife through butter. If you’re pro-humanity, I would recommend not listening to this album, being that the lyrics are generally anti-humanity. If you like moshing around like a crazy person in your home, and listening to some serious kick ass hardcore/grind, then this is for you.
God Mother put out an album that is for any metal fan. This album is something you should be picking up. Just head bang to this until your head detaches, I know it will.