The Baboon has been missing Baltimore, Maryland’s Misery Index until now. Many of you may already be familiar with their Deathgrind material but if you’re one who’s not then there’s no better time than now to get acquainted. I’ve lined up some career spanning samples for you.
Misery Index formed in 2001 featuring several ex-members of Dying Fetus and taking their name from the last Assück album. The misery index is also an economic indicator. They play Death Metal with obvious Grindcore and Hardcore influences.
We’ll start with Demand the Impossible from their first full-length 2003′s Retaliate. Definately heavy on the Grindcore but with slammin’ grooves that are lost in much newer Grind.
This next video is a double feature containing a live perfomance of Conquistadors from their second album Discordia (2006) followed by Traitors the title track of their 2008 album. The video was shot during an in store appearance at Generation Records in NYC so it’s very up-close and personal!
We’ll end our journey with my personal favorite Misery Index song The Carrion Call from their 2010 release Heirs to Thievery. There’s something about this song that makes me want to bitch slap people while stomping in a circle, but I think that’s normal. What do you think?