Masochist are a band from The United Kingdom that plays a very brutal mixture of death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Condemned To Grovel" which was released by UKEM Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep and a few seconds later death metal growls start to make their presence known in the music along with some high pitched screams and after the into the music starts to go into a more brutal and faster direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and you can also hear a small amount of melody being utilized at times and some of the later tracks also sees the band adding in a small amount of horror movie samples which also leads to some slam death metal and death core influences being added into their musical style and on the last 2 tracks the bass guitars get a lot more powerful sin sound and the grindcore elements dominate the last track.
Masochist take elements from brutal and slam death metal and mix them with some grind and deathcore influences to create their own sound and while it is not completely original the band still writes some great sounding songs for this musical genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violence, rape, and gore themes.
In my opinion Masochist are a very great sounding mixture of death metal, deathcore and grind and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forced Fornication" "A Peeling Flesh". 8 out of 10.