May 28, 2014

Kata Sarka play very death metal-influenced black metal with production that is actually really good. This is fucking…brutal. That’s what metal guys say, right? I mean, this is metal in the way that you kind of don’t know what’s going on half the time. I don’t have much of an idea for band comparisons because I don’t really keep up with the black metal scene, but I like what I’m hearing and this is a far cry from the blown-out, fuzzy sounds of the stuff I know, like Burzum or Darkthrone. Boddicker are from Detroit and do a more technical type grind thing that reminds me of older Converge taking a lot of influence from Unholy Grave. This is actually a really solid split and one in a recent series of total wins from Profane Existence (Rang, Sick/Tired) that are putting them back on the map as a serious label. 

 –Ian Wise (Profane Existence)