SCENT OF HUMAN HISTORY/MEMORY AS PERFECTION: Split: LP

Memory as Perfection plays mediocre screamo with kinda wimpy-sounding guitars. They cite Page 99 and Shotmaker as influences, and they definitely draw heavily from both bands, but unfortunately don’t add anything of their own, and the end result is not insincere, but pretty uninspired. Scent of Human History’s side starts off a bit slow, but as the record progresses it gets better. I hear a lot of Maximillian Colby and the Exploder in here, with some nice fast parts a la early ‘90s Ebullition stuff. It’s not bad. Overall, this record seems almost like an homage to days past, more than a document of anything new.

 –ben (Waking Records/Mccarthyism)