Formed in Covington, Louisiana in 2012 in the wake of the dissolution of the bands haarp and Omean, GRISTNAM lives by the “grind-groove-repeat” ethos churning out some of the most intense music you are ever likely to hear. The band’s debut EP, simply titled Release 1, was released in 2013 to some acclaim
GRISTNAM’s eagerly-awaited, sort of, follow-up comes in the form of Even Less, a duel bruiser that features the five tracks from the aforementioned Release 1 EP plus six new compositions.
It all begins with Shaun Emmons unforgiving vocal growl, is added to with the twin attack of Bourgeois’ guitars, and completed with a singularly punishing rhythm section. It doesn’t let up for a second, unashamedly in your face, up your nostrils and messing around in your brain. There’s no light and shade here just a blistering attack on the senses. Unforgiving and challenging and somewhat deranged. I enjoyed it immensely as a purely cathartic musical listening exercise.
Greg Bourgeois – Guitars
Steve Bourgeois – Guitars
Shaun Emmons – Vocals
John Miskimmin – Bass
Keith Sierra, Jr – Drums
Even Less is currently available digitally via the official GRISTNAM BandCamp page HERE, on orange wax (limited to 300 copies) and cassette (limited to 100 copies) via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION.