In a mad mashing of metallic noise that features genres like: grindcore, doom, punk, d-beat, sludge, death metal, hardcore and more, Split/Cross offers up an incredibly eclectic and unique sound within their newest offering Rise of Discontent. In eight tracks, never are you to get the same sound out of Split/Cross as they are constantly contorting and shifting their sound. The balance between the numerous genres that they deploy is great here as not one overshadows another and each work in cohesion to create an overall blasting and skull numbing sound.
Split/Cross wastes none of your time getting you acquainted with their overall harsh and punishing noise. From the very onset right after a little interlude, Split/Cross sets off splitting skulls. Track to track, Split/Cross never ceases in their unbridled onslaught gifting you with heaping doses of nothing but pure chaotic metal. Never does their roll slow even when their down tempo sludge filled doom dirges crop up as each track continues to push the envelope and continues to push the over powering metallic noise.
Forever shape shifting and contorting, each cut is as unique and diverse as the last. Rise of Discontent is a wild and chaotic ride from beginning to end, never letting you fully get comfortable as you are thrown for loop after loop. You can never expect one thing or another from Split/Cross as they constantly change their sound minute after minute and track after track making them a true Frankenstein’s monster of metallic noise.
Rise of Discontentis sharp, venomous, punishing and brain rattling through and through, never gifting reprieve as you become suffocated under the droves of heavy forward charging metal. Complete with anvil heavy riffs, frantic vocals, tumultuous drumming, spine rattling bass lines and lyrics shouting out against injustices, Split/Cross feeds you heaping doses of monstrously heavy metal that is incredibly hard to ignore and deny. Forever in your face and forever venomous, each offering within Rise of Discontent is a record to behold. It is unique, captivating in its own way and highly entertaining.
The writing on this release is great, the musicianship is excellent and the overall sound of this record is superb. This is a release you cannot go wrong with.
Rise of Discontent will be released January 31, 2019.
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