This band Swarrrm out of Japan puts forward an insanely progressive version of grindcore – something that combines intense screams, Japanese spoken word, full-on chaos, to powerviolence, to blast beat craziness, and then into straight-up hardcore punk. This band is all over the place yet is able to keep it together – expertly and seamlessly. The band has just released a lyric video for a track off their 6th full-length they released earlier this year.
The band IS SO GOOD.
According to the label releasing it 3LA -LongLegsLongArms, “The album consists of a total of 11 songs, including two songs from the split 7inch with assembrage (2018/Break The Records), “Even If It Is Invisible Place” and “Tears” from the split CD with ENDON, “Evil Little Things” (2019/Daymare Recordings). While each song retains its own independent nature, the album is designed to give a strong sense of drama that runs through the entire album, and the flow that twists and melts toward the middle and latter half of the album is unimaginable from the two existing songs placed in the first half of the album. This is the first time I’ve heard this song. Construction, destruction, and rebirth. Like the band’s history itself, the sounds that stir in the work keep changing and being reborn. The 072 artwork, which seems to respond to the chaotic sound, is also splendid, moving back and forth between yin and yang, expressing the “sound of SWARRRM today” with clever colors. In addition to the sound and artwork, TSUKASA’s words and melodies have reached their peak of expression, and the result is their latest work, “I dreamed…” which does not betray the words they left behind when they released their last album, “SWARRRM’s latest work is always their best work.
Please look forward to it, and it will be released on February 26, 2021 (Friday).
The CD will be released by 3LA -LongLegsLongArms-, LP by Left Hand Label (UK), CASSETTE by Larry Records (US), Syrup Head Recordings (US).”