Exclusive Song Stream: Stench Price’s “The Vitality Slip”

Friday, 18th November 2016

Grind often finds itself coming up short due to the self-imposed limitations of the genre. Not the case with the International supergroup, Stench Price, whose staggering line-up appears below. A new act, but comprised of a number of high-profile, experienced bands – Stench Price’s approach to grindcore is anything but the ordinary. In some ways reminiscent of the ‘Relapse age’ of grind, there’s some experimentation and outside-the-box thinking to each track that makes up the album. There have been a few premiered songs already (you can also check out the music video for “Pressure” in addition to “The Vitality Slip” below, but those looking for the whole thing should know that it will be released on November 30th through Transcending Obscurity Records. You can click on the Bandcamp widget to PRE-ORDER the album as well.

We are premiering “The Vitality Slip,” which features Child Bite member Shawn Knight on vocals. The song begins traditionally enough in terms of grind, with caustic and blistering riffs opening around Knight’s slightly crazed vocals but it’s not meant to last. A surprising and jazzy turn awaits the listener about a minute into the song. Impressively melodic, it may seem jarring but it works. And of course, the chaos eventually returns, with chaotic riffs and more of Knight’s frenzied vocals taking over before the song ends on a more doomy (and surprisingly catchy) ending. For it’s many moments, it’s a song that being more than a sum of it’s parts. The same can be said for the album as a whole. Be sure to check it out if you enjoy grind in the least.

Stench Price line-up:
Siberia – Peter Shallmin – Bass (Escapethecult, Kamlath)
France – Romain Goulon – Drums (Necrophagist, Disavowed, etc.)
USA – Max Phelps (Cynic, Exist, Death DTA Tours)
USA – Danny Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, SOD, etc.)
UK – Dave Ingram (Hail of Bullets, Benediction, Bolt Thrower, etc.)
Sweden – Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, Demiurg, etc.)
Australia – Karina Utomo (High Tension)
USA – Shawn Knight (Child Bite)
Siberia – Max Konstantinov – Guitars (Kamlath, Nebesniesnami)

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