UCK Grind - The Human Race Must Be Destroyed review

Band: UCK Grind
Album: The Human Race Must Be Destroyed
Website: http://www.uckgrind.com/default_en.asp
Release date: 2006

01. Welcome To Underground
02. Vechen
03. The Human Race Must Be Destroyed
04. Kill Your Television
05. We Believe In Our Gunz
06. All Women Are Death
07. Nation 31
08. Everest
09. Lost In Silent Prayer
10. Earthquake
11. Tired
12. UCK

This is the first album that makes me repeat the first track more than 10 times in the first spin…that's not a bad thing; I just wanted to understand all the words spoken by the vocalist as the introduction of this album is actually TC welcoming his friends and enemies to the underground world of UCK Grind while explaining the nature of their album, is that amazing or what?

This band from Turkey plays a soft kind of Grindcore, it has a lot of groove and several super-catchy riffs that will make you head-bang for hours. Their music is like an iron boot kicking your face exactly 12 times you know? This band uses the all time favorite structure known as "Ascending Design", most tracks start with a harmonious overture wrapped with clean guitars and slow-paced beats, then after a while the song adds velocity and intensity to finally end with a classic pause. It is not the most original or the most brilliant schematization ever, but these Turkish fellows made it work just fine; also their genre helped to experiment a lot as they stayed in the middle of Death Metal and Grind, they are not as fast as Grindcore but they are not as layered as Death Metal, just like Kill By Numbers if you remember the name.

What I truly love the most about UCK Grind is their concept, I love their "We're all animals/corruption of ethics" ideology, it's a little pessimistic but it is also original and true; they also add high-quality lyrical content to the mix, they talk about Narcissism, Hysteria and some other things I didn't understand because of the language; but at least they broke that "let's write about raping dead bitches, eating feces and pornography" format and I always like a band who writes intelligent lyrics.

In the end this band is still a little unpolished and inexperienced, this is their debut album after all, so I'm sure they'll improve a lot of things in the future. Now they are just a good band with a great proposal waiting to be refined by its members.

Best Tracks: "Lost In Silent Prayer", "The Human Race Must Be Destroyed", "UCK"

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

Written by Herzebeth | 22.06.2006



Comments: 5   Visited by: 6 users
23.06.2006 - 12:17
Metal Scientist
Cool Review!
I think I'll get this album.
"You're all the same, the lot of you, with your long hair and faggot clothes. Drugs, sex, every sort of filth. And you hate the police, don't you? You make it easy."
23.06.2006 - 18:03
wow i'm very happy to see UCK here!!they deserve it.although its their debut(they have a demo called leaders i think)i hope they will be remembered in turkish metal scene.and i didnt even like the vocals on cd.you should really see UCK live.you know...where we call it "UNDERGROUND"
i'm super, thanks for asking
23.06.2006 - 18:31
Mr. Noise
Nice title.
SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. Wait, what?

"The reason I'm running for president is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." - Barack Obama
24.06.2006 - 17:49
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welcome to underground!!! killer piece. Nation 31 and Vechen are grinding
16.08.2006 - 11:02
The Mu-Mu Thing.
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jp, very nice title of the album.. and a true one. uu, and intelligent lyrics.. I guess I'll have to check them.

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