BLEED THE PIGS / THETAN: Split: LP

Thetan bears a very close resemblance to San Diego’s Jenny Piccolo: a band lost in the shuffle during the mid-to-late ‘90s powerviolence/hardcore scene due to the Locust’s overshadowing popularity. Down-tuned and manic hardcore with some dirgey moments to allow you to catch your breath—yeah it’s been done to death, but not always as well as this. Bleed The Pigs’ side of the split jams digital shards of glass into your ear holes with some circuit-bending harsh noise before walloping you with a steady stream of powerviolence savagery. Save for the brief moshcore breakdowns, Bleed The Pigs’ songs had me checking the turntable to make sure I wasn’t playing an Endless Blockade record. Great stuff. 

 –Juan Espinosa (Dead Tank, deadtankrecords.com / Anti Corp, anticorporatemusic.com / IFB, ifbrecords.com)