SUL9B: Neutralize: LP

This record is so slow that I have to keep checking to make sure my turntable is at the right speed but it’s already at 45 rpm. When it hits the fast parts it’s this strange mechanical grind sound (is that a drum machine? I don’t think so, I think those snare hits are just that precise) and I wish they sounded like that all the time without the long moments of slow chugging in between. Vocals are definitely of the “blackened” variety and even though this isn’t a black metal band per se, that’s probably where their audience is. –Ian Wise (SPHC, sphcrecords.bandcamp.com)