If the Olympic Committee where ever to formally recognise blast beating as a sport then amongst the top contenders gunning for a place on the pedestal would be Brazil's savage grind act D.E.R.,of which I am certain their drummer must have had his ligaments and tendons in his arm replaced with metal door hinges due to all the wear and tear of his non-stop blast-fest mechanicality. It's fast yet ultra tight in the presentation clocking just shy of the sound barrier for under 14 minutes, of which I must confess I spent more time attempting to work out what D.E.R. stands for, the only identical Brazilian acronym I could find was for the department of motorways, perhaps an in joke to highlight their penchant to speed, although I feel far more likely that D.E.R. stands for something more inclined to violent imagery, as D.E.R. are all about skipping the formalities and just jumping into a Grindcore beatdown. And what a glorious beatdown it is, no breathing room just a downpour of blasts, screams and some sharp edged guitar work. The full fat unmerciful intensity they so readily deliver in such strong doses is the key to its success, maximising the advantages of its wrothful and dishevelled presentation, which brings many parallels with my limited exposure to fellow compatriotas Subcut.
It's pretty much a flawless set up for the less ambitious, not a criticism at all, if you got a good thing going why take the risk of experimentation. Yes the songs kinda feel like one continual monotone blur, but its ok because we like what we are hearing and its what we the people never get tired of: full on ferocity, and Quando A Esperanca Desaba is practically filled to the brim with the stuff. Also additional pat on the backs must be awarded for singing in their native lingo (why in something as niche and obscure as grind some bands feel the need to anglicise their lyrics I will never understand, especially since more often than not vocals are indecipherable), but also for taking the time and effort to translate them into English too, a win-win situation.
What it may lack in novelty value, artistic direction, song writing skills etc etc is all negligible because none of that could ever fit into the bestial rancor they discharge without compromising the integrity of their outrage. Well worth checking out.