Friday, 3 May 2013
Canker - Two Thousand And Shit (2008)
Canker was a two-man pathological goregrind band from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Formed in 2001, Canker was the first grind band to come out of this unsuspecting part of Canada. They were active for just under 10 years, had a fair amount of output and I believe did some shows. Sonically, Canker made crushing old-style noisy goregrind similar to Dead Infection, Last Days of Humanity, Squash Bowels, Pathologist, Regurgitate, etc.
Their material with a drum machine is their weakest material mostly because the programming just sound bad. But their material with real drums fucking kills it and I wish they had put out more with the sound they captured on the real drum recordings. There's some REAL eerie, disgusting and evil sounding tones on the recordings with real drums. The two brother behind the project, Philip (R.I.P.) and James Tarr were also involved in a number of other grind/gore/noise related projects such as Submersed Cadaver, Elephant Man Behind the Sun, Chernobyl Children and probably lots more that I'm unaware of. James also ran an exceptionally cool tape label called Intestine Stew Tapes.