ΤRANSIENT/THE COMMUNION split-10″

ΤRANSIENTTHE COMMUNION “split” 10″MLP (Midnight Sea Records) 11e

Here we have a delicious piece of vinyl featuring  two great bands from the US, both sharing an uncanny taste for all things grind and sludgy.

Transient from Portland, Oregon have a line-up consisting of two ladies and two gents,  and deliver some very convincing grindcore and powerviolence (reminding me of crazy acts such as Magrudergrind & Silvester Staline)  spiced with the occasional  Eyehategod sludgy part. Their side kicks off and closes with some cool noise/ambient.

The Communion pound with some seriously menacing sludge/grind tunes which have a momentum reminiscent of some fucking excellent bands like Iron Monkey, Soilent Green, or Magrudergrind.  There’s more to their music though, since they always seem willing to experiment with fucked-up sounds and elements. This can take the form of harsh noise parts or black metal riffs. Chaotic and unpredictable, yet focused and inspired, The Communion are definitely a band to follow up closely.

Last but not least, the release is dedicated to the memory of The Communion’s former guitarist Ree Altomare, R.I.P.

Collector info:

  • Butterscotch color vinyl
  • Front and back cover are two separated panels.
  • 300 pressed + 50 test press tour editions
  • Two inserts.
  • Two stickers (The Communion logo + Ree Altomare).
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~ by fieldoperative on January 21, 2012.

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