Monday 20 February 2017


GenresPunk / Grindcore / Metalcore / Noise / Mathcore / Hardcore / Emo-violence
Related artists: From A Second Story Window, Menorrhagia, Little League and Constant Hell.
CountryOhio USA
Years Active2005-2006
Song: "The Great City of Desolation"
Album: "The Great City"
Year: 2006
For fans ofOktober Skyline, Thumbscrew, Harlots, Crestfallen, Daughters, Me And Him Call It Us, Discordance Axis, Ed Gein, AdvocateOwen Hart, Destroyer Destroyer, Born Under Saturn, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Enkephalin, The Sawtooth Grin, Letters In Binary, Under A Sky So Blue, Clancy Six, Tyranny Of Shaw, Straight No Chaser, .gif from god, Gaza, Machinist, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza and The Great Redneck Hope aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Self Released / Debello Recordings
This post's artist is from the February 2017 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download: the February 2017 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2017 Mix#3 here.

ROBINSON is a mindfuck, plain and simple. Like a total nervous system stimulus overload, the batshit crazy grindcore is emitted in barely bearable 50 second chunks that scream The Great Redneck Hope and Oktober Skyline, especially in the vocal department, as those shrieks are retched with insidious intensity. The general cacaphonous, disjointed and utterly pummeling grindy metalcore was released in the mid-2000s and is done in a manner rarely replicated. This is on full display with "The Great City of Desolation", an absolute aural assault that incorporates the crazy with a few brief moments of reflection. The drums, especially approaching the end, are maniacal and volatile as the entire song seems unstable but comes oh so close to completely vaporizing the drum kit by 1:41. Although most of the songs are spent in seemingly utter disarray, many tracks tend to save the breakdowns until end, as can be heard in "The Great City of Salvation III", "The Great City in Peril II" as well as bits and pieces of "The Great City of Ruin II". "The Great City of Salvation II" has the intensity of Thumbscrew and even a bit of The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza with those tappy guitars amidst all the chaos. "The Great City of Salvation IV" is relentless in its assault, as it "The Great City in Peril I" and the very shrieky "The Great City of Ruin I". The prodigious closer "The Great City of Ruin III" clocks in at a whopping 11:09 (that's basically the same time as the first 9 tracks combined) is much slower, sludgier and post-metal influenced, although there is that insane yelling starting at five minutes that sound like a person losing their fucking mind whilst strapped down in a highly suspect mental institution. In the final minute the band reverts back to what they do best and rip the listener's face off.



2005 - Robinson cdEP (this is just the first five songs from 'The Great City')

2006 - The Great City cdLP (download here)


(2006) ROBINSON - "The Great City of Desolation" (from 'The Great City')

(2006) ROBINSON - "The Great City in Peril II" (from 'The Great City')

(2006) ROBINSON - "The Great City of Salvation III" (from 'The Great City')


ROBINSON 'The Great City' download

(download here)

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