Album Review: Houkago Grind Time – Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) (Various Labels)

California one-man mincegore band Houkago Grind Time, featuring Andrew Lee (Ripped to Shreds, Azath), will release the debut album Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore)  on 12″ gatefold LP and digital format through Outrageous Weeb Power Productions (US), Grindfather Productions (UK), and Psychocontrol Recs (CZ).

Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) is a love letter and a statement of devotion to Kyoto Animation’s classic moe anime boom of the mid 2000s. Taking cues from K-On, a show full of friendship, growth, and positivity, Bakyunsified rejects the violence and hatred pervading the current state of the world, eschewing the genre conventions of blood, guts, and porn.

Anime goregrind… well, that’s something new.

I don’t know much about anime, least of all a lot of what is referenced throughout this record. However, I do know goregrind so on that, this record can be fairly judged. What we have here is a 20 minute shock to system that delivers a satisfying slab of utter brutality. You know, the kind that makes your hair stand on end, eyeballs melt and eardrums explode.

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Goregrind is an acquired taste, that’s not up for debate, so you’ll already know if you’re going to enjoy Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore). The 16 tracks are just a frantic and furious blur. Fitting really if you think about how speed is portrayed as blurs in some anime (I think that’s right).

Ultimately many may find themselves checking this album out purely due to curiosity. It’s not like it’s going to be the soundtrack to your favourite anime but as a goregrind record it certainly does what it promises.

Houkago Grind Time – Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore) Full Track Listing:

1. Bakyunsified (Moe to the Gore)
2. Houkago Grind Time
3. Effortless Regurgitation of Kyoani Moeblobs
4. Endless Eight Part 2
5. Ruptured in Akkarin
6. Hey Toshino Kyoko
7. A Manual of Ways to Occupy Oneself While Waiting in Line for Limited Edition Merch
8. Endless Eight Part 6
9. Walk Her Home Gently
10. War Bad
11. Moe: Nani?
12. Makoto Shinkai Has a Goatee
13. M is for Moe
14. Is the Order a Blastbeat?
15. P is for Keikaku
16. Fuwa Fuwa Grind




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