Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mesrine - Jack is Dead (2005)

Mesrine - the last name of the infamous serial killer, Jacques Mesrine - are a mincecore band from Quebec City, Canada - or French Canada, if you're slow on geography as I normally am. Formed in 1998, these poutine-loving mince enthusiasts have essentially milked their entire existence from Dahmer - an earlier and 'legendary' mincecore band from Quebec City who was active in the early to late 1990s and wrote exclusively about serial killers, occasionally some stupid humus shit. Now, that's not said in a negative way at all, because as we all know originality something of relatively no importance in the genre - I think we're actually lucky to have a band that has carried on the sound of Dahmer so closely.

Other noteworthy grind projects of current and former members of the band that you should check out include Thinkshit, Deche-Charge, Demolish, Retarded Rooster, S.G.N., Anal Jackson, Dis-Eased, Fistfuck, G.O.D., Fuck The Facts and I think that's about it. And again, this is just not "some Dahmer clone band" - most of the Mesrine dudes were in the above projects since the late 80s / early 1990s and have likely been involved in grind longer than most of us have. They've played well over 1,000 gigs in Canada and have toured Europe at least 4 times. Also, if you ever get to see them live - you can't if you're American because of some criminal shit they have or something - make sure you scream "MOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" at the top of your lungs. I don't know why.

Here's a CD that compiles tons of their non-full-length material from 1999 to 2004, 'Jack is Dead'.


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