Album Type 7" Inch Split, Disc 3
Album Status: Released Mar 19th 2012
Label: Hell Comes Home
What we have here Sludge heads, is Disc 3 of the Hell Comes Home vinyl Box set. I first mentioned the box set on 26th April. Featuring new and exclusive recordings from some of the best sludge doom metal bands around, the box set is running for 6 months from March to August 2012 consecutively.
Once you subscribe to the package, which is 69.99 euros, you will receive two new splits7-inch vinyls in the post every month. The last package will include a special limited edition box and a t-shirt to complete the set, with a choice of sizes from small, medium, large and x-large. Check out the package here
Last time I brought you Suma and Ultraphallus. Today on the 3rd installment are Dephosphorus and Great Falls. Both tracks are new and previously unreleased tracks
1). Stargazing And Violence
GREAT FALLS SIDE
1). Everything But Lightning
Dephosphorus are a 3 piece Death/Black Metal/Grindcore Band from Athens, Greece. Formed in 2008. They released their debut called 'Axion' in 2011 and is available for free download here. They released a split with Wake, earlier this year.
Current line up
Thanos Mantos - Guitars
Panos Agoros - Vocals
Nikos Megariotis - Drums
Well I could sum up this track with one word and that's CRUSHING. A sinister blend of sludgey blackened metal, holy crap this song is just brilliant and somewhat unexpected. Frankly, I didn't know what to expect and that's the beauty of this track, I was blown away! The opening burst of the track is a sludgey riff reminiscent of old Black Cobra and in truth, taking the track as a whole there are distinct similarities with New Orleans sludgers Soilent Green, with the mixture of Eyehategod sabbathian riffs and the trade off with grindcore, death metal speed riffs and gut busting vocals. This is no Greek tragedy. Man! It's a breathtaking track and a spectacular addition to the Hell Come Home series.
Great Falls are a 3 piece down tempo, hardcore, metal band from Seattle. They have 6 releases to their name so far and were previously known as Hemingway. Their sound evolved from ultra-violent noise to a just as violent, but decidedly more structured noise, thus making the band much more listenable for non-noise purists. http://www.seattlerockguy.com/2010/03/nw-noise-2-great-falls-seattle.html
Current line up
Demian Johnston - Vocals/Guitar
Shane Mehling - Bass
Phil Petrocelli - Drums
Talk about a contrast, Great Falls couldn't be anymore different than Desphosphorus, but they are no less brilliant. What we have is violent noise rock choc full of angular riffs and a tone and quality not to dissimilar to The Jesus Lizard and Cows, but with more aggression and menace. The song has a stop start quality to it, imagine learning to drive for the first time and jolting the car forward time after time, that's how I would describe the song. What it lacks in fluidity, it more than makes up for in raw aggression, with staccato jarring riffs and bucket loads of attitude and a David Yow esque vocal but with deranged screamed vocals to top it off. Totally original and totally brilliant
So to recap, the box set is available as a subscription package, however Hell Comes Home also sell a limited quantity of the 7" vinyls separately and you receive digital downloads coupons when you purchase them. For those of us who do not have turntables, you can purchase the songs as a digital download from their bandcamp page. For more info on this extraordinary release and the bands featured please check out the links below. Thanks to Joel from Hell Comes Home.
I will be posting further reviews of all the discs as and when I have them. Until then, stay metal!
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