Rotten Sound  
Rotten Sound was formed already in 1993, and there has been no let-down since, which speaks volumes about the dedication and seriousness of the band. There is no comic relief either, it is all a calculated kill. After a slew of underground releases, singles and EPs, the band unleashed their debut album Under Pressure in 1998 on Repulse Records. Drain followed in 1999, then the MCD Still Psycho (now on Necropolis Records) in 2000. With the release of Murderworks, Rotten Sound found themselves headlining a brief European tour. As anyone who has witnessed their explosive shows can testify, here is one band who can cut it onstage as well. Relentless touring has brought them together as no mere practice in some cellar hole could ever do. The maniacs fronted by singer G always put on a full-on show, as audiences in Europe and U.S. already know. Check out their DVD release Murderlive, which well captures their killer live act with tons of extras to boot. Take a listen-no biography will do justice to the ripping whirlwind the album packs. It is not mere speed-these seasoned veterans refuse to be a one-trick pony-but the sheer intensity which counts. And the lyrics certainly measure up. There are tons of hate thrown around, but always with certain wit and intelligence, not to mention cynicism. Legends like Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death have paved the way for bands like Rotten Sound. With the rerelease of Murderworks there should be no doubt who will be leading the next generation!

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