"It’s experimental Discordance Axis-worship that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Listen to “Mambo #4” and tell me it’s not the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, I dare you. Also, there are ska horns sprinkled throughout this thing. Take precaution."
- Gene Meyer, Decibel Magazine
If the spirit of grindcore is dissidence and character, Cleveland’s JESUSEGG embodies the auditory essence of the warped and troubled mind of the genre. Making a habit of discomfort and a hobby out of experimentation, what is hatched is the spawn of Human Remains, Discordance Axis, and early death grind pioneers who, like this band of lunatics, favored to stand out amongst a crowd rather than be swallowed up by mediocrity. Ensuring to not sacrifice ferocity for individuality, JESUSEGG undoubtedly appeals to grind’s purists as well as those on the fringe of its reach. This is the other side of madness.
JESUSEGG began in 2003 out of a love for all things GRIND. Taking cues from grind innovators mentioned above such as Human Remains, Discordance Axis, as well as Nasum, Rotten Sound, and Anal Cunt, JESUSEGG embody the true essence of GRIND, combining themes that range from a primary focus on social and political concerns, to gory subject matter and black humor.
"Grind in every sense of the word, this 15 track offering from the noise merchants Jesusegg comes in at just 11 minutes. So you know what that means! A super-short, intense and very wild experience all with the bands tongue firmly planted in their cheeks. What other style of metal would a 30 second track called Improper Use of A Breast Pump work?
Played at a constantly frantic pace, the savagery of the music is genuinely on another level and clear proof that grind still has a place at the table in 2019. Even if a lot of the other genres are embarrassed to be seen around it. Eat Sleep Rape, Gunt Hunt, Dildozer, Laddy Dong Legs…it spits and snarls almost begging the listener to just give up and walk away. If you’re a fan of grind then there is no way in hell you’ll be anything but impressed. Though if grind has never been your thing, this isn’t going to change that.
A hell of a lot of fun."
- Games, Brrraaains, and a Headbanging Life
"The good thing about grindcore is that sometimes the albums are short enough to squeeze into smoke breaks. The astonishing thing about grindcore is that sometimes, they pull off full-fledged tracks in under a minute (where other bands waste ten minutes to make some kind of a point.) On the other hand, the bad thing about grindcore is that sometimes the albums are so short that you struggle to find ways to review them other than “It’s good!”
I mean, level with me – how does one approach reviewing an album that manages to squeeze 15 songs into 11 minutes? That’s hardly even an EP, let alone a whole album! But, be that as it may, the ultimate question is, is The Second Coming worth a listen?"
released July 26, 2019
Jamie Bibbs - Guitar
Cole Martinez - Guitar
Matt Phillips - Vocals
Jon Vinson - Drums
Bass performed by J.Bibbs and C.Martinez
Recorded in April 2017 and August 2018 at
various rehearsal rooms in Cleveland, OH
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Cole Martinez
Art by - Alaiaorax
Layout by Thomas Haywood