Truthfully, if they didn’t hint at being oriental, you’d think they were of Spanish descent. There’s really no obvious regional flair to their music, and what does exist actually consists of things similar to a back-of-the-throat “ariba!” shouting and pig snorts on “Viva Punk”, not to mention a general atmosphere that reminded me of early Disgorge recordings shortly into “愿意相信谁 ?”. There’s also some random so-cal input as well, such as during “吸血鬼舞”.
That said, Space Chinese or Die carries itself like a mixture of Nasum and Gadget with the sarcasm of Excrementory Grindfuckers. The combination manages to unleash a number of furious assaults like the underdog combat sports action film flicks of the eighties with “Underground Rules” thanks to that hard rock solo and the powerviolence soaked “Opportunist”, all laced with some comical entries like “Don’t Fade to Cry” and it’s Pantera “Cemetery Gates” introduction. There’s even “Happy New Grind” which is a joke version of “Jingle Bells”.
While Speak Chinese or Die doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the table, it’s still a fairly short mixture of grindcore and powerviolence with some snark added for good measure. The blend of indecipherable rasps and constipated grunting only further cements the love for the nineties era of the style with a drive to just have some real fun with it all. If you have some spare cash lying around on a card somewhere, it’s worth throwing it down to grab this one on cassette from Attention Deficit Grindcore Disorder Records (which also nets you two bonus tracks), or grab it digitally at a “name your price” cost from the band directly HERE.