Diploid-Is God Up There? LP (2017)

Country: Australia
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Black Metal, Grindcore
Label: Contraszt!/Dance Happy Doom Crew/Black Water Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 59.9'

Diploid is a three piece band from Melbourne, Australia who formed in 2011, by the looks of things.  Diploid play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and grindcore within their sound.  Musically, Diploid can be loosely compared to bands such as Tentacles, Cloud Rat, Cerce, Lich, Alpinist, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2012, Diploid have released a ten song self-titled EP in July of 2012, a two song cassette single titled In Heaven in March of 2013, a six song EP titled Human in August of 2013, a two song EP titled March 23rd 2013 in August of 2014, a split 7" with Canine in November of 2014, a split 7" with Coma Regalia in October of 2015, a three song EP titled Deterioration in April of 2015, a split 12" with Lytta in February of 2015, a digital single titled I Can No Longer Drag My Body Across The Earth in October of 2016, and a split 7" with Blight Worms in January of 2017.  Is God Up There? is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Contraszt!, Black Water, and Dance Happy Doom Crew records on March 23rd, 2017.  On Is God Up There?, Diploid offer up ten tracks of vicious and chaotic as hell sounding hardcore, punk, crust, black metal, and grindcore.  Overall, Is God Up There makes for a great listen and definitely not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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