Coming from the Texas underground are your favorite Noisy Neighbors. Putting forth the rawest, dirtiest, ugliest d-beat hardcore this side of the southwest. Grinding and slamming away these guys don’t let up throughout the album and punish those who doubt their superiority. This is their second release titled Derailing the Hype Train, this is coming off of the back of two splits and their self titled as well, all of them punishingly hard and grimey. Also worth a listen.
Coming in hot with punishing guitars and gnarly guttural vocals, the band crushes each track in typical grindcore fashion, each track barely going over the two minute mark, but much like in grind fashion, the whole album feels like an endless assault to the senses pushing you to your auditory limits. The drums release some raw intensive d-beat energy that possesses your limbs to mosh about wherever you are. What’s great about this band is that it’s not just mindless grinding. There’s some change ups here and there, blast beats thrown in between the d-beats that keep things fresh and interesting. One gripe I usually have with grindcore is that its about as mindless as music can get, but at least with these guy’s there’s a little bit of light in their brains and they really do know how to have fun with this release.
There’s nothing truly groundbreaking about this album. It’s about as traditional as grindcore or deathgrind can really get. There’s no reinventing the wheel here, but it’s not needed. Noisy Neighbors show that they really know what they’re doing here and they have the technical skill to back it up. They’re just laying down some really fucking heavy riffs and grinding away that snare til there’s little nothing left of the drummer’s arms. Yes, it’s certainly raw, but not in a demo style black metal sorta way. The band certainly has that late 90s early 2000s death metal/grindcore feel to them. To me there’s the influence of Cannibal Corpse, the faster parts of Autopsy, even a little bit of early Cattle Decapitation minus the pig squealing. To me though, Noisy Neighbors have a more militant and straight forward approach, and don’t care for gimmicks. They present themselves as raw d-beat grind and you’re getting raw d-beat grind, no ifs ands or buts about it.
If you don’t care about your neighbors, love loud music, cheap beer, cigarettes, and love hard drugs then this is the band you wanna check out. I found myself really enjoying this release to the point that I have now decided to stop showering, collect trash, get some dreadlocks and experiment with meth. So far, Noisy Neighbors have been a great addition to these activities and I think you’d enjoy them as well if you’re into that.