POWERTAKEOFF / MULTICULT: Split: 7”

Shutter your windows, deadbolt your doors, and lock up your daughters—this 7” is here to ravage and destroy. By far the most brutal EP of 2016, Multicult’s unmerciful dissonance nearly ruptures your eardrums while powertakeOff’s airtight precision suffocates your senses. Either way, your insides are in danger of being pummeled by both bands’ gargantuan, fuzzed-out rhythm sections. Which begs the question: Can you get a concussion from listening to this split four times in a row, like I just did? I don’t know, but I’m definitely not going to risk falling asleep any time soon. Bow down to the new masters of discord. –Simone Carter (Learning Curve, learningcurverecords.com)