May 13, 2011

The split, apparently only available with the aforementioned single, features hardcore band Pulling Teeth (with Integrity’s Dwid Hellion on vocals) running through later Sphincter track “The New Manson Family,” and the belles of the ball themselves running through a version of their own “Holy Unholy” with someone named Nick Fiction doing the warbling. True to form, both singles prominently feature mummified babies on their respective covers and inner artwork. While nothing here reaches the heretical depravity of “Temple Dogs,” “Waltz in Hell,” or “120 Days of Sodom,” it’s nice to see these guys back on the scene and in such fine form. One hopes they’ll see fit to reissue their back catalog and start work on some new, equally creepy noise.

 –jimmy (A389, a389records.com)