War//Plague sounds a lot like The Awakening, who were pretty solid. Crusty stuff, with that wonderfully dirty guitar tone. One original and a Totalitär cover. Vastation is the new name for Portland’s Night Nurse, and they have the Cookie Monster/metallic licks/gloomy, drawn-out riffage thing down pat. They dedicate their side of the split to a recently deceased dog, which I thought was pretty sweet.
–keith (Profane Existence)