Serving their time in a whole host of hardworking bands that since fell by the wayside, the five musicians that make up The Grieving Process have come together with a very precise aim, that of producing lasting death metal without even the slightest hint of compromise. After nine months of writing and just before they were poised to record their vocals, singer Jay departed, but not before securing a replacement in James Van Damm. This easily resolved drama the only blip in an otherwise seamless process, one driven by the bands admirable purity of purpose, one inspired by the dedication to songwriting and evolution that has marked bands like Cryptopsy and Cannibal Corpse. The perfect antidote to the homogenous, sludgy death metal that is coating the scene in laziness and mediocrity, The Grieving Process have already destroyed the East Coast with over a hundred shows and with the release of their debut full-length ‘Assimilated Deformation’, geography will no longer be an adequate shield against their brand of hyper-brutal, yet intelligent, death metal fury.
New Jersey's newcomers THE GRIEVING PROCESS count only two years of life as a band but also numerous live performances with acts such as Suicide Silence, Winds Of Plague, Merciless and many more. So, the last thing we could say is that they lack experience in the scene.
Their favorite sport is grinding death metal and their debut album certainly deserves a medal. For sure. Blasts with breakdowns, not in the common way we are used to from bands like Carnifex, and a vocalist with a - soon to be damaged - throat are the sum up of this piece of brutality. The band is not willing to compromise in any way so what you get is sheer brutality at its finest. The songs are short and deadly, so the listener cannot get bored, on the contrary you will find yourself ready to mosh wherever you may be at the time. Unstoppable, unmerciful beating on the senses with themes that deal with the living dead and similar nasties. Titles such as “Home Movies” and “Twilight of '68” are straight for the ones who know.
The thing that makes them different and more interesting than bands of the type is the fact that they are more into brutal death than the modern day grind/death thing and you can tell from the song structures and the vocals that are kind of stagnated-in the good sense. So to conclude, if you are a fan of Dying Fetus, Whitechapel and Devourement you will definitely find your new hook here. Mosh on!