Bir Devrin Sonu
I blame GridLink for this proliferating notion that you can fob off less than 10 minutes of music on people as a full length album. Goddammit, Chang, how many more lives must you ruin? This is why we can't have nice things.
But setting aside for the nonce semantic arguments about the definition of a full length, Sakatat present you with probably the finest eight minutes of straight up, ripping grindcore you're likely to hear this year on debut *ahem* full length Bir Devrin Sonu. While they don't overstay their welcome, Sakatat just do all the little things right. They don't let their blasting obscure that the band is bringing genuine riffs to the table, like the latest iteration of "Adim Adim Enerki" (previously heard on their 2010 split with Dispepsiaa). Easily the finest song in the band's repertoire to date, it skips a tripping beat over an insistent, prowling guitar riff. Even when they end on the (relatively) slow song ("relatively slow" here means punk tempo) "Tahammul Etmek Kabul Etmek Demek," they still keep it to a tight two minutes that keeps its central riff piquant by surfing it over roiling waves of busy drumming.
The entire Bir Devrin Sonu experience is an exhilarating cannonball and careens ahead without a glance to the right or left for eight straight minutes. Don't expect to be surprised, but expect to thoroughly entertained. No experimentation, but no bullshit either. The best comparison to Bir Devrin Sonu is probably Wormrot's Dirge. In both cases the bands bust out simple albums that have a fun core, feel good grind that doesn't skimp on memorable riffs and an infectious energy.
[Full disclosure: Everyday Hate sent me a review copy.]