Grizzlor
Destructoid
(Hex Records)

Connecticut noise rock weirdos Grizzlor have come a long way in the few short years they’ve been together. After putting out a bunch of excellent EPs, 7″‘s and splits, they have finally taken the full length dive with this release. It was worth the wait, because Destructoid shows the band firing on all cylinders, delivering a slamming platter of noise rock that is heavy, pounding and filled to the brim with the misanthropic rants of guitarist/vocalist Victor Dowgiallo.

This should definitely open up a whole bunch of ears to this underrated trio.

“Fruitloopville” is a stomper of an opening track, where the bass and drums relentlessly pound, while Dowgiallo spits fractured riffs and a fractured view of humanity. “House In The Woods” is a mid-paced burner, while “Tooth Pain” operates at a brisker pace, proving they can take it up a notch. “Simulation” follows a similar track, while “Feeling Like Shit” opens with a bizarre movie dialog sample and devolves into some of the most tortured moaning you’re likely to hear on wax all year.

Destructoid is easily one of the best records to come out of Connecticut this year, but more importantly, it’s one of the best noise rock records to come out in the world outside of the Nutmeg State. The band has really stepped up their game on their full length debut, creating one vital slice of noise punk. This will take a lot of people by surprise. Don’t miss out on this one.

Purchase the album here.

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