There’s a few things to know about CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP. First off, they are a New Haven based act. Second, they make gritty, industrial noisecore. The pronunciation? Well, you can literally say the word “chop” seven times in a row, if you want to be proper, but the artist also can also go by Chop7times or Cx7 for short. Recently, Chop7Times has released their debut album, Extreme Creep.
Extreme Creep is a dope 20 minutes of lo-fi, abrasive and glitchy cybergrind that quite literally evokes the mechanical tempo of one chopping repeatedly seven times, but like, seven times that. Gritty and challenging, every track here evolves at a rapid pace, driven by guttural screams, pulsating digital drumwork and nihilistic aesthetics. There is a morbid surrealism to Cx7’s ahem, songwriting, if you will, that evokes feebleness of mortality and the absurdity of the human experiment. Of course, there is a perverse appeal beyond any potential semantics, where the visceral repetition of “I.C.E. I.C.E. Baby” and the “we are all meat!” of “Cattle” are infectiously cathartic regardless of their meaning. Brief and with slightly enough variety in its mix, Extreme Creep is one of New Haven’s more interesting new acts for those who aren’t afraid of Chop7Times’ bite.
Listen to Extreme Creep by CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP on Bandcamp below: