From the depths of Sydney’s Tar Ponds arose Anatomical Disassembly. Their sound spills over the listener much the same way the Steel Plant spewed its pollution and sludge over Sydney’s Northend for much of the twentieth century. The group originally delivered their onslaught of grindcore music as Tod Slaughter. They formed in the Fall of 2008, however, the band eventually changed their name to help support their desire to create a more brutal, yet progressive sound. Anatomical Disassembly officially took form in December of 2009. When the transformation was finalized, the group consisted of Dan Marsh on bass, Chris Butler on drums, Brandon Dolan on guitar and vocals and lead vocalist James Rudderham. With only four months of playing as a cohesive unit, Anatomical Disassembly may find themselves playing the part of the rookies at the ECMAs in more ways than one. The four living corpses in the band are still in high school, yet this lack of experience should not be mistaken for a lack of talent. All four members are more than capable of holding their own in a style of music that does not allow room for the meek.
Anatomical Disassembly’s age may play a part in the fact that they have no resemblance to your Daddy’s heavy metal band. The riffs Tony Iommi laid down for Black Sabbath forty years ago have been sped up to mind numbing speeds that scream back at you like you’ve done something wrong. Throw in some neck-cracking bass and blast-beat drumming that makes the rhythm section of Led Zeppelin sound like your average high school band; then replace the air-raid vocals of Judas Priest’s Rob Halford with growls that are straight out of the ‘80s horror film Hellraiser, and this should start to give you the idea of the sound Anatomical Disassembly is providing to the masses. Anatomical Disassembly have described their sound as “Deathgrind” which is fitting because it compares easily with Six Feet Under, along with scatterings from their heroes in Napalm Death.
Anatomical Disassembly has several live shows under their bullet belts including opening spots for industry heavy weights Ministry Index and Fuck the Facts. Future touring is going to have to wait until these guys complete their high school obligations. When school’s out, however, an Eastern road trip may be in order. The band has a nine track EP recorded with their previous line up (as Tod Slaughter) that can be heard on their myspace page, however, they plan on hitting the studio next month to record a new two track demo to show off their new, ruthless sound and style.
Anatomical Disassembly will be holding down a slot during the We Unite! Festival at the Sydney Civic Centre on March 4th. They will be sharing the stage with ECMA Loud nominees We The Undersigned and local act Unbidden. Vocalist James Rudderham referred to the Loud Category at the ECMAs as “a warning to anybody with sensitive hearing who may hold an ignorance towards heavy music.” He also added that he is, “looking forward to playing with the bands good friends in Unbidden once again.” A sonic bloodbath is all but certain to be unleashed upon the Civic Centre’s on viewing patrons when Anatomical Disassembly plug in.