With every new thing that I've checked out up until this point, I've been able to internally process the experience and then express how I felt about it in a somewhat coherent manner. This includes things that I've loved and things that didn't end up being for me. This album, however, is completely confounding. I've listened to it twice and I still don't understand anything that is going on. This genre of music feels like the most abstract of abstract arts forms.
Gridlink is a "grindcore" band. Several music critics that are more intelligent than me and capable of describing what "grindcore" means appear to really like Gridlink. Their most recent album, Longhena, was also the last album that the group produced. Even with a brief 22-minute runtime, getting through it was incredibly challenging. The screaming is so shrill and abrasive that I can't comprehend any of the lyrics. Do these songs have melodies? Am I just dumb?
In order to play their instruments as quickly as they do, I assume that this band must be very talented. In "Thirst Watcher," this album's one oasis of sanity, they also show that their range is wider than just playing at "GO TO HELL" speeds. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I can't even tell when most of the other songs being and end, though. They just bleed together while my ears bleed.
I'm glad that this sort of stuff exists for the people that love it. As for myself, I would need to find something much more approachable than this to even begin to understand what's going on here. To use a pointless metaphor, I need to learn how to swim in the kiddie pool before... letting my ears bleed?