Department Of Correction – Lecole du Gout (2011)

“L’école du Goût” is 10 minutes and 29 seconds of grindfuckingcore and consist of 13 tracks, “Nasum Browka” is almost an epic one with its 1 minute and 25 seconds, while the closing “Merci Bonsoir!” including also a silent intro, gets over 2 minutes. This is pure butchery, but still, they delivered a few good riffs, impossible fast grindings and obviously, vomitory vocals.
Four tracks – “Riz cantonnais”, “Spa”, “Josephine Roadster” and “Las Vegan” – tied together, are available for free download on their Bandcamp page.
Deparment of Correction is only about violent sound and nothing about hate, religion, politics, sexism or whatever.
And well, this is a band from Paris, France, not to be mistaken with the similarly named punk band form Sydney, Australia.

Back in the 80s I bought the vinyl of “The Record” by Fear released in 1982, in the 90s I bought the same stuff on fuckin’ CD as well and those 27 minutes and 44 seconds divided into 14 absolutely classic songs (“I Don’t Care About You”, “I Love Livin’ in the City”, “Beef Boloney”, “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones”, etc) still are my all time references of short, killer, uncompromising, but unforgettable songs. Lee Ving delivered anthems.
Scott Ian (of Anthrax) – sick of Joey Belladonna – recruited Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, ex-Anthrax bassist Dan Lilker, and Psychos bassist Billy Milano on vocals and formed in 1985 S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death) and their debut album, “Speak English or Die”, 21 tracks in only 29 minutes and 41 seconds, is another killer and unbeatable release.
Napalm Death are credited with laying the groundwork for grindcore, and they holds the Guinness World Record for shortest song ever recorded with the one-second “You Suffer” from their debut album “Scum” in 1987. In 2001, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded Brutal Truth the record for “Shortest Music Video” for 1994’s “Collateral Damage” – the song lasts four seconds.

I never was into grindcore, I admit it, but I had my share of short songs… 😀


but I recommend also for listening the more recent “Hardcore for Beginners”…

Music is only a matter of taste, culture and perception. Mainly is meant to entertain.

Department Of Correction @ MySpace
Department Of Correction @ Bandcamp

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