20 September 2010

SENSELESS APOCALYPSE


Why should Noise Punk Mondays be limited to raw DBeat and the tried and true formula of reverb drenched vocals and ear splitting high end guitars? Why not delve deeper into the tombs of genre defying sounds? I couldn't think of a logical reason not to, so here's the 1993 demo from Shizuoka's SENSELESS APOCALYPSE. After a 5 minute dirge, the nicest grinders I've ever met blast through six numbers tuned so low that riffs become a thing reserved for memories and wishful thoughts. Manabu's vocals border on absurd, but so do 0:07 grind songs reminiscent of MEAT SHITS and other '90s purveyors of fine scatological noise core. In 1998, SENSELESS APOCALYPSE played (the old) Mission Records and blew minds, then released the Senseless Stereotyped Idea full length the following year (a truly amazing record that questions the genre dividing walls that separate grind, hardcore, noise and originality in much the same way that many MELT BANANA records do), but this is S.A. at their most primitive - and should not be consumed by the weak.

185 SONGS DEMO

The recording posted was in fact NOT a SENSELESS APOCALYPSE demo. It came to me from a third party inside the S.A. demo case on an unmarked cassette, and I went forward assuming that I had the 185 Songs Demo, when in fact I did not. I apologize for the confusion, but I hope you enjoyed what was very likely a MEAT SHITS demo. I believe that an "Oops" is in order...

7 comments:

Zak said...

YES!

Kai said...

Thanks, this looks awesome! You should post more grind.

Doug said...

i haven't heard this, but i do have the senseless apocalypse - 13 track ep 7"...man, that shreds like no other. i might post it sometime.....

Kai said...

Man, totally post that.

Zach said...

This is good stuff, but it's not the 185 song demo (which is about 30 minutes long). I wonder what this session actually is?

At any rate, the pre-SA band, Cunt Decide, blows away all SA material as far as noisecore is concerned.

Sean said...

Yeah dawg, I had the SA demo "back when"...this isn't it...in fact I believe it may be Meat Shits at their earliest.

Zach's partially right on Cunt Decide (I still heard the same early noise sound).

the wizard said...

Sean - you are totally right. This was a MEAT SHITS recording. I got the tape form a third party, and dismissed the different sound as a primitive S.A. being bizarre and weird. There is no excuse for this oversight (and "oversight" is a very generous critique - but then, I'm critiquing myself, so I figure I can be generous), and I assure you that my Quality Control department will be severely reprimanded for this confusion.