Suffering Quota’s “Time” is Grindcore at its Most Pummeling (Early Track Stream)
As the author of IO’s recent and forthcoming grind roundups, one thing that always strikes me about grind is that it has an extremely global reach. It’s probably the same with most subgenres of metal, but given grind’s unique extremity, it’s strange and kind of cool that there’s no real central region that the style is centered around. Arguably, the biggest contemporary grind band is Wormrot from Singapore, while some of the best albums this year have also come from the likes of Rotten Sound in Finland and Speech Odd in Thailand.
Dutch mob Suffering Quota are the next act to enter into this hall of 2023 fame. Their forthcoming album Collide is a masterful take on the genre - a sub-20 minute assault of head-spinning heaviness that, like all the best grind releases, plays around with tempo and structure in creative and unexpected ways. Ahead of the album’s release this Friday (5/12, on killer Dutch label Tartarus Records), we’re premiering “Time”. This rager is everything great about grindcore in 63 seconds - thrilling speed, serrating vocals and subtly-intelligent musicianship. It’s both cacophonous and precise in equal measure - a tightrope act that is uniquely gripping and immensely visceral.
The band comments:
Time" is an energetic and distinct track that highlights our take on grindcore with a sense of groove. The song boasts a frenetic pace with explosive blasts and chaotic riffing, which creates an enduring sense of motion, a bit like riding a wave of blast beats. Moreover, the emotionally charged track showcases our signature sound with its intense and dynamic riffing, exuding an unrelenting sense of energy throughout.
Lyrically, "Time" explores the experience of repeated failure and the emotional toll it can take on a person. The song delves into feelings of despair and hopelessness that can arise from struggling to overcome life's challenges, ultimately culminating in a sense of giving up.
Collide releases on 12th May via Tartarus Records. Get it here.