Label: Earache Records
Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses, the debut album from Brutal Truth, more than deserves its status as a legendary grind album. This is an album that’s loaded with killer songs, including performances from two of the best performers in extreme metal, in bassist Dan Lilker and vocalist Kevin Sharp (who is also credited with power tools on this album). Combining a sense of humour with a keen social awareness, Extreme Conditions… is an album every bit as relevant now as it was upon release.
What makes me love this album so much is the quality of the stand-out tracks. Songs such as ‘Anti-homophobe’, ‘Denial of Existence’, and (especially) ‘Walking Corpse’ are ones that practically any grind band would have been more than happy to have written. They still sound as exciting now as they did when I first heard them, many many years ago. I never took to their more experimental records as I did this, but along with Assück’s Misery Index, Extreme Conditions… is the pinnacle of death-grind.