If you ask MACHETAZO's drummer and longtime spokesman Dopi about how he feels about the band's new album 'Ruin' - and first proper full-lenght since 2008's 'Mundo Cripta' - he'll tell you that he sees it as a new phase for us as I think we've finally found our own sound and style. It's a dark, negative and hermetic album that reflects perfectly the attitude of the people involved.
One could say that nothing was done that differently this time around though: the recording took place in the band's hometown, A Coruña in Galicia, at local studio called the Treboada Studio where they have been doing stuffs with Paco 'The Maggot' Liaño engineering since 1998. And to once again get the most spontaneous and energetic sound possible, they voluntary recorded the whole thing in only 18 (!) hours, yet after six months of intense rehearsals in order to be fully ready when it was time to commit the whole thing to tape. And it bloody shows.
'Ruin' may sometimes dwell in surprising yet suffocating doom-as-fuck territories that will have old-school death-metal freaks in its dirtiest form possible shit their pants ("Tanatorio" or the eight-minutes plus drone and tortured pulse of "Ruinas") but at the end of the day, this is, guess what, another pure fucking old-school grindcore masterpiece. No need to remind you the band's influences, you know them and they proudly wear them on their sleeves anyway. No, all you need to know that in a world where even extreme music is being sterilized, their fifth full-length doesn't show any sign of them slowing down. As a matter of fact, co-released on LP by DOOMENTIA and PARASITIC and on CD (and limited digipack) by DOOMENTIA this April, perfectly illustrated by Timo Ketola stark black and white artwork, one could simply say that 'Ruin' is the real fucking deal. And so are MACHETAZO. Always been, always will be.
released February 24, 2013
all rights reserved