London's lone grind crusader Corporation has gone through a variety of stylistic skeletons: from its original form of a clotted grindcore misanthrope drenched and stumbling in brutal death metal rags to a sample riddled emulation of Napalm Death's more fervent bursts of power, however their current form of hectic and trampling grind is undeniably their best to date.
Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutley for the most part, has much in common with its prior's, possessing a flagrant and volatile drum machine, a choicey splice of introductory samples and keeps up with the tradition of ~5 minute releases . However where it breaks away from its previous attempts is that it drops the ungodly cleave of brute musical force that weighed it down and goes completely off the hook for a pandemic frenzy of urgency and fright. This shark tank feeding frenzy of adrenaline is a layered state of affairs, high pitched screams are the primary point of discomfort, with a jarring and rabid guitar work deepening the distress, whilst a voracious ensemble of blasts beat away in a cold hearted tenor. The lyrical themes are very topical and populist in nature, ranging from a mistrust of the banking industry to the detachment of democracy and high end politics, a collection of rhetoric’s we have seen more times than we care to count, but a tried and tested formula that likely is the fuel to the schizophrenic stabs of grindcore provided.
It's like a murder of crows fighting to death to the discordant machinations of Pig Destroyer, a highly charismatic and grabbing resonance that builds attachment not only through its unorthodox angle, but the quality of progressive material delivered too. With the shorter tracks there is somewhat of a bracing jolt from track to track which disrupts the overall flow of the release, however that aside it’s fairly solid, and a refreshing recast of grindcores projection.