Suppression - Poor Mr. Fuckhead
Bottomfeeder - Protrusion
Suppression - It's All Black Magick And Robotics
Bottomfeeder - Moonlust
Suppression should be known by grind and powerviolence hounds that dig in the underground. The two-man band from Richmond (the most famous of the two being Ryan Parrish from Iron Reagan/ex-Darkest Hour) doesn’t sound much of anything like it did back in the 1990s, but is way more outlandish these days. One of Suppression’s two songs are instrumental but they’re both entertaining—although the band is more fun in a live setting than on a recording. Suppression is just bass, drums and vocals, with short, nutty songs and high energy.
Bottomfeeder is very much a primitive and throwback kind of thing. The band is going for that low-fidelity, powerviolence sound but the songs aren’t as engaging as Suppression or some other bands in the genre, nor do they have enough changes to keep the interest up, even though they’re under three minutes each. Bottomfeeder is a new band, though, so there’s plenty of room for them to keep working at it.