REVIEW
ROADSIDE BURIAL / EXHIBIT A - Split CD
Released: 2007 | Label: Grindhead | Rating: 6/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Grindhead



01. You're Dead
02. Gave it to Her Deluxe
03. Ignorance Sufferance
04. Vengeance is Mine
05. Buzzard Bitch
06. Stiffy for a Stiff
07. Ya Been Told
08. Rotting Desecrator
09. Cunnilingus Onslaught
10. Gargle My Syphillis Pus
11. Blowtorch Blues
12. Prone to Possession [Invoking Carnage]
13. Ritual Impalement
14. Prone to Possession Part II [Repression]
15. Pulverize the Parishioner
16. Adulterys for Me
17. Lost in Disembowelment




18. Yeah Nah
19. Another Day Another Dollar
20. Loiter
21. Time Flies
22. He aint Smilin
23. N Stuff
24. Peanut Butter Toasties
25. People that Annoy Me
26. Home Dentistry
27. Life in the Missionary Position
28. More Chins than a Chinese Phone Book
29. Hit By a Bus
30. 2 O' clock Flog
31. Pushin a Push Pop
32. First Cab Off the Rank
33. I Dont Know
34. I'm Not Sure
35. Dont Piss on My Leg and Call it a Tree
36. Four Bread Rolls Should be Cheaper than Five
37. Boggin the Datto
38. Peanut Butter Toasties Instrumental
39. Smelly Sticker
40. Peanut Butter Toasties Part Two
41. Push It
42. Hession Ballsack
43. Peanut Butter Toasties Part Three
44. Annual Thong Throwing Competition
45. I'm Disappointed
46. Watering the Lawn Before a Thunderstorm
47. Weekend at Bernos
48. Your Fucking Boring
49. Model Railway
50. Yes Idiot Theory
51. James Brown Stabbed My Punching Bag
52. Spitting Out of a Closed Car Window
53. Double D Buttercup
54. Ian Thorpe is a Pillow Biter
55. Captain Nailpolish
56. Serial Bedwetter Society
57. Nah Yeah
58. Urination Contest Disorder

A two-piece band and programmed drums. Often this is the perfect recipe for a catastrophe, but Roadside Burial shows that there are no rules without exceptions. Not that the duo attempt to do things differently than so many other, but thanks to a compact sound and a good job on programming the drums the Aussies have created a violent slap of straight forward death metal that is vigorous enough to be interesting. The music is tight and brutally played which of course just makes it even better, and spiced with the obligatory usage of samples the result is approved.

Exhibit A is a four-piece who play grindcore. The songs are as expected mostly ultra short outbursts of concentrated brutality. Like so many other bands Exhibit A throws in tons of weird and amusing samples. The samples do of course contribute to the diversity, but there's nothing ingenious in what the band create. The 41 songs are quite entertaining, but overall they are not better or worse than so much else. On the whole this effort is a little above the mediocre. It's not a work of genius, but it definitely could have been a lot worse than it is.





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