DARKER DAYS AHEAD
Unfortunately, this review is a posthumous one, as founding guitarist Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death, Terrorizer) passed away in early September, yet his legacy as a forefather of the grindcore scene lives thanks to his last studio recording, the 12-track DARKER DAYS AHEAD. Releasing a new album after a 17-year hiatus, the band is back (sort of, with two new to the fold) and crushing all in its path, taking a discernible death metal turn this time around on slabs of sonic bliss like “Victim of Greed” and the massively monstrous “Crematorium”. While fans of the first album will probably be disappointed in the direction the band has taken, the bottom line is that Terrorizer still had the chops to bludgeon all in its path. RIP Jesse.