.@PlanetMosh reviews the split 7″ EP from #sixbrewbantha and #sufferingmind – out now on @HALOOFFLIES
‘Splits’ have long been a traditional metal medium, especially at the more extreme end of the spectrum, usually featuring two or three bands seeking to minimize their investment yet maximize their impact by pooling their resources. This particular example brings together Polish DIY blastcore brigade Suffering Mind and Canadian crusties Six Brew Bantha in a trans-Atlantic collaboration.
Suffering Mind’s first four tracks clock in at the same combined length as their fifth and final contribution, highlighting the brutal brevity of their style, as they hit hard and fast and at an unrelenting pace, delivering short, sharp punky blasts of aggressive, rebellious noise.
SBB follow a more traditional hardcore route, with songs that actually contain melodies and a slightly lighter touch, but are nevertheless equally forceful in their delivery and after effects – although the rather high (as in tinny) mix on the snare drum is rather irksome.
If you like your grindcore with no frills and kicking you in the balls with a size 12 DM, then this is definitely for you…
Suffering Mind – Unable To Fight / I Will Not Stop / Another Media Picture / Right-Wing Pestilence / Compendia Of Hate
Six Brew Bantha – Game Show / Corroding From The Inside / Confined / Excesscrement
Recommended listening: Another Media Picture (Suffering Mind) / Confined (Six Brew Bantha)
You can order a copy of this split 7” from Halo Of Flies: http://www.halooffliesrecords.com/label-releases/halo63-suffering-mind-sixbrewbantha-split-7/