Extreme Noise Terror - Being And Nothing review

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Band: Extreme Noise Terror
Album: Being And Nothing
Release date: May 2001

01. Being And Nothing
02. Through Mayhem
03. When Gods Burn
04. Man Made Hell
05. Damage Limitation
06. No Longer As Slaves
07. One Truth One Hate
08. Awakening
09. Now Believer Genocide
10. Detestation

Extreme Noise Terror is a typical grindcore band, producing many EPs and splits with a few full-length releases, which is a bring-down for most grindcore bands, but is probably a good thing for Extreme Noise Terror.

Being And Nothing is an average album. It has a few tracks that rock my proverbial socks off; however, it is not a great album - it's the kind of album you would headbang to on a Saturday and forget by Sunday afternoon. The sound is not very original and the tracks are quite alike. The riffs stay the same, the blastbeats are continuous, and the vocals in every song are carbon copies.

That being said, this the album isn't entirely without good qualities. The guitars get it done with some tasty riffs. The drums pound in your head, and the vocals possess you into headbanging, but that effect wears off by the third track. It's a shame that Extreme Noise Terror ruined this album by making it a full-length, which is pretty sad because the album is only 31 minutes long. The songs are way too repetitive, and this is coming from a man who once listened to Nyan Cat for 16 hours straight. After you reach the third song you've pretty much heard the entire album. An excellent way to improve this release would have been to make it an EP, and cut down to 15 minutes or so. The album really needs some more pizzazz - maybe a solo or two? Or a drum beat change-up? Anything that would give this album a little variation would be greatly appreciated.

Overall I'd say it would be best to avoid this album, unless you can find it on the cheap; it's not worth its full price. Had this album been shorter I would have given it a much higher rating.

Highlights: "Non Believer Genocide" (for being the only song that's slightly different)

Rating breakdown
Performance: 7
Songwriting: 6
Originality: 6
Production: 8

Written by Boxcar Willy | 04.01.2012


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Comments: 5   Visited by: 26 users
04.01.2012 - 06:20
Why did you listen to Nyan Cat for 16 hours straight?
Row, row, fight the power
Djently down the stream

I'm the Agent of Steel.
04.01.2012 - 06:22
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by ScreamingSteelUS on 04.01.2012 at 06:20

Why did you listen to Nyan Cat for 16 hours straight?

um, why not?
Checkout my band here!
04.01.2012 - 06:26
Troy Killjoy
I listened to Nyan Cat for 100 hours straight.

Prettier than BloodTears.
04.01.2012 - 06:28
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.01.2012 at 06:26

I listened to Nyan Cat for 100 hours straight.


Checkout my band here!
04.01.2012 - 11:55
Learning To "X"
I have a friend who listened to it for ten hours, but you two win. I share room, so I couldn't
"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."

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