Tuesday, October 20, 2009

G&P Review: Parlamentarisk Sodomi

Parlamentarisk Sodomi

De Anarkistiske An(n)aler

625 Thrash

That gimp-masked lion on the cover (a nod to Norway’s coat of arms) comes bearing a bad attitude, a dildo and entire gym bag full of rechargeable Durcaells, a ball gag, nipple clips and a roll of duct tape on Parlamentarisk Sodomi’s second long player. One man fuck fiend Papirmollen pokes, prods and pisses in every orifice Norway’s reigning unicameral body has to offer with 12 new songs that sound like Terrorizer frozen in carbonite in 1986 and Buck Rogersed into the 21st Century with nary a trace of freezer burn in the process. As with Har Du Sagt "A" Får Du Si "Nal," prominent Norwegian parliamentarians get called out for a bit of verbal BDSM and in a brilliant nod to Carcass of yore, all of the solos are named. The first side of this vinyl treat brings all the breathless brutality that made Parlamentarisk Sodomi one of the standouts of 2008. “Styeg Urban Uvirkeugaet” and “Jeun Oslo Med Joroa” both rip from the get go serving up equal portions of Pintado grind and Hanneman/King whammy bar abuse soloing over flailing trash can drumming.

But it’s side B where things get genuinely interesting. Beginning with a near-Locust calliope-core riff, the nearly 11 minute “Klaebukranikene (de Anarkistiske An(n)aler)” just might be one of the most ambitious, excoriating pieces of up tempo music I’ve heard since Disfear decided to pen a 9 minute d-beat tune. Clearly An(n)aler’s centerpiece and highlight, the song careens through hopscotching grindcore and classic European thrash motifs pierced by a snarling, slightly trebled doublepicked bandsaw riff over top and stitched with cymbal clutching goodness. There have been 10 minute grind albums that couldn’t hold my attention beyond a listen or two, but “Klaebukranikene’s” Louis Black smoking an eight ball intensity grabs me by the face, comes up with some Clockwork Orange equivalent gizmo for me ears and forces to me to fucking pay attention.

If there is any album that could potentially wrest Wormrot’s hard won grindcore crown from them this year, it would likely be De Anarkistiske An(n)aler. And I don’t say that just because Papirmollen mentioned *cough* a certain blog *ahem* in his thank you list. (Dude, that just made my decade).


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11 comments:

Will BSP said...

I love this album. It's painfully clear that this dude is really pissed. The music and layout manage to touch on everything I love about grind and punk, and he has a good sense of humor it seems.

Shanetera said...

....so do you like this better than the first? I got bored. Songs are too long I guess. ADD much?

vengeance is mine said...

agree with shanetera this one def still rocks but thought the first was a bit more visceral

also wormrot abuse is still my favorite grind album i've heard this year

206-grind said...

Fuck. I've had this so long I thought it was from '08. Definitely top 5 material.

This guy is prolific...

Aaron said...

One final EP came out on 625 and that's it for the Sodomi project unfortunately.

Will BSP said...

I thought there was a split 7" coming out too?

andrew said...

i really liked the longer songs. i thought mollen really expanded his writing. dude's a beast who easily could have banged out yet another "har" (which, yeah, is a bit more visceral) but i give him big, big points for taking a risk. i feel the same about the new graf orlock (coming soon), which really pushed the band's songwriting. i think grind in particular can be susceptible to repeating itself ad infinitum so when somebody pushes the boundaries and succeeds, big praise is deserved.

206-grind said...

Better to quit while he's ahead, I guess. But this better not be the last we hear of him.

andrew said...

i emailed him to find out about pxsx but he has told me before he's working on a new band. he just hasn't spilled any details yet. so he's definitely not going away.

vengeance is mine said...

thats definitely some good news i'll be eagerly waiting to hear more about it

lordkramdar said...

if you go to P.S.'s myspace, check out the band B.S.R. it's in his top friends.

i'm pretty sure that's his new band and it fucking rips just as well.