ΤRANSIENT/THE COMMUNION split-10″
ΤRANSIENT/ THE 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.
- 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).