Cut To Fit is a grindcore band from Lahti, Finland, formed in 2008. Inspired by bands like Nasum, where they got their name from, these youngsters aren't shy of driving many hours for a gig in front of five people. It's just what they do, this is a perfect example of a DIY band that will go to any length to perform, write and record their brutal and sick music. To be honest, the world needs more bands like Cut To Fit.
The music on Black Mouth contains all the right ingredients to become a decent grindcore album. A brutal blend of hardcore, death metal and punk are being mixed into sixteen songs, lasting about twenty four minutes. However, this isn't just fast paced metal noise blasting through our speakers. It also shows a glimpse of musical craftsmanship that often seems to disappear behind a wall of sound. The amount of variation is quite high, resulting in a great alternation between blast beat driven attacks and slow, crushing pieces of doomgrind.
Cut To Fit also incorporates samples and a bit of dark electronica here and there, enhancing the twisted atmosphere of their music. This is an odd aspect if you realise most of the songs are short, fierce punk driven grind tracks, with 'Stains' and 'Kaikki Kaikkia Vastaan' being some of my favorite destroyers on this album. When things get slower, they don't get less punishing. 'Choke' is a brilliant piece of extreme metal, perfectly suited to bang your head off your shoulders. Like closer 'Black Mouth' and some others on this album, this song comes very close to sludge and post-metal as well as being sick grind-stuff.
For a band that started off stealing riffs from Nasum, they have come a long way. Not that the riffs are very original, they're grindcore riffs, fast, thick and gore like most grindcore bands play but Cut To Fit plays them so well that I quite like this band, even though I don't listen to the genre very much. I also rarely go to grindcore gigs but I think I might make an exception whet Cut To Fit comes to town. I'd really like to mee these guys...