SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP / CHILDREN OF GOD: Split: LP

This is a good pairing of two heavy hardcore bands with similar styles that are able to hold their own. Seven Sisters Of Sleep are heavy with vaguely melodic guitar lines that push themselves up in the mix at the right times. They remind me of Scandinavian crust with a heavier sludge/doom slant to it. Children Of God thrash much harder, but their sound is equally bleak. The sludgy parts sound like old Iron Monkey, and their raging still has crust edge to it. I listened to this a few times while writing this review, and was impressed with how many new things I noticed about each band when I went back to their sides several times. Definitely a recommended listen.

 –Ian Wise (A389)