Side B brings perennial FE favorites, Same-Sex Dictator, in what might be their most primal form. These two tracks were written and performed straight from the brain stem, and given the option of fight or flight, I'm thinking SS-D choose the former every time. In describing the band's inimitable and incredible LP, Justin (drums) felt that his band was more caveman than the proggy descriptors I used. If you've heard the "Descend to Syncope" tape then you know what he means, and on this outing the band has gone positively neolithic! It's also possibly their most blackened offering, considering the faster speeds, atmosphere, and less-than-sparkling production values. This time the lyrics take a blunt ivory implement to the skull of themes like system moochers ("I'm Not Paying for Your Failure") and the Orwellian/Kafka-esque world we drones inhabit ("Removed By Paperclips"). The split is still available in two formats, so I'm supplying my crappy vinyl rips for a limited time. Yes, music is digitized, but real people are putting in real time and resources to make this all happen. Please support them.
Buy the vinyl here
Death Crisis digital tracks here
SS-D digital tracks here (awesome Eyehategod and Joy Division bonus cover tracks available!)
Vinyl rips here.