Combine a little hard-rock Wildhearts with some weirdo Cardiacs and shrieking Napalm Death, add a pinch of The Fall and Merzbow and the result is one extreme witches brew you’ll want a slug of.
Mutation features Shane Embury of Napalm Death, Ginger Wildheart of The Wildhearts, and Jon Poole of the Cardiacs, with guest appearances from The Fall’s Mark E Smith and Merzbow. The diverse eight-man project provides its own embellished plugfest that’s so shamelessly cocky it’s difficult to ignore:
Mutation began as a need to hear an album that no one else looked likely to make. An album that wallowed in sheer grindcore brutality whilst allowing it to be lifted by twisted talons of melodic majesty, and, with no loyalty to genre, delves into darker recesses of sonic experimentation. Error 500 strikes you first by its personnel, and then exponentially more by the music itself, rewarding your attention with a white knuckle ride that travels at blast-beat speed along rails of industrial mayhem, thrilling with break neck twists and hyper rhythmic turns, guaranteed to leave you breathless and baying for more.
We’ll see you at the checkout. Error 500 hits the shelves (with a bang, no doubt) October 29th, via Ipecac Records.