FULL OF HELL: Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home: 12” EP

A mix of modern hardcore, crust, grind, and noise. The music is heavy and pummeling, with dual vocals, a massive wall of guitar, and a hulking low end. I like the addition of noise, such as on the opener to “Pile of Dead Horses.” The abrasive electronics at the beginning remind me of Cabaret Voltaire’s “Nag Nag Nag.” The addition of noise brings another dimension to their sound that will separate the passive from the dedicated. “White Mare” is a workout in sound, with electronics bleeding, twittering, and screeching in and out, blanketing a dry vocal shout. The downside of this record is that some of the songs tend to not distinguish themselves too much for the other, as most of side two, and it blends into one tedious song.

 –M.Avrg (A389, a389records.com)