Friday, October 3, 2008

Splitter Split

As the little blurb on the cover explains, the From The Ashes/Splitter split 7" is "1o tracks of devastating grindcore brutality!" While this is accurate, was it really necessary to print it on the cover?! Not a sticker, but the actual cover!? I think only 500 were pressed, and I don't think these bands really need such hype to sell their records. Rant over, on to the music... I discovered Splitter on the Lo-Res Viscera blog a while back, and immediately connected. They play intense modern grind like their fellow Swedes, Nasum, and completely shred at it! The four tracks included here are masterful examples of this style, and the fact that they were recorded live in the studio is even more impressive! Under different circumstances, I would be enthused about their fellow countrymen From The Ashes, but Splitter just wins me over big time. FTA play with less dissonance, but still nail their own bitter brand of grind six times over. The recording may be a factor in why these tracks have less of an impact, because the riffs at times are pretty solid. There's just something missing. A good band though, and they certainly round out this "devastating" slab of "brutality."

Devastating brutality!!!!!

6 comments:

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

I agree, SPLITTER are the better band on this split! last year I was trying to help out SPLITTER with a show in my hometown (which would have been on my birthday) but my girlfriend had to go to hospital once again and therefore it didn´t happen!

Lo-Res Viscera said...

I'm a big fan of Splitter, thanks for postings this I hadn't heard it before. I did a post on them a while back as well, check the search box on my blog if yer interested.

Jason / Lo-Res

Batguano said...

Papst- Yeah Splitter is hard to beat. It's too bad that show didn't happen, but life has ways of challenging us sometimes. I hope everything turned out ok with your GF!

Jason- Thanks as always for the comment, but I'm going to have to give you a C- for not reading carefully (he, he). Splitter is one of the best bands I've discovered on LRV!

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

yup, my girlfriend is doing well at the moment!
that SPLITTER show would've been fun but there are things more important than a HC-show, no matter how good that show might be!

Lo-Res Viscera said...

Weird...

I think I got ahead of myself, read through your post way too quick, and hurried and D/L'd the damn thing cuz I saw SPLITTER & went nutso, ha ha.

C- is too good for me, bro ;)

Batguano said...

Totally understandable. I was just bustin' your balls a little.