DESOLATEVOID / THE LAST VAN ZANT / THE PARISH: Split: CD

Desolatevoid are a mix of crust and hard rock. A weird combo, but they pull it off. The vocals are throaty as hell and the music is heavy. It’s not bad, but the dual vocals and the grindcore style shrieking starts to grate after a while. The Last Van Zant, sounding nothing like Skynyrd, are more on the speedier side of the spectrum. The Parish slow things down with some riffage akin to Sleep and the Sword. I find I listen to their section of this three way the most. The only thing that mars their material is the Cookie Monster vocal style.

 –M.Avrg (C.A.H., cahrecords.com)