This is a split from 2 artists that I have very high in my expectations. 2 artists, that thus far have not let me down a single time. One of the bands on this release lets me down quite a bit, this is lymphatic phlegm.
But let's start off with XXX Maniak
. XXX Maniak
has proven that it could easily become a big band in the porngrind industry, with a guy that screams, grunts and uses pitchshifters at the most bizarre times. On this album though, he seems to have chosen for the scream. The guitars are typically porngrind, but a little faster. This may be seen as a shame for some people, because the groove will, in this way, definitely go away for the most part. But for some reason it does not. The intro's are, as I am used from XXX Maniak
, genius, though not really original. Of course, humour is one of the key things that are used in the music, though if you don't know the lyrics, it's still a nice listen.
has always been high in my regards, and I thought that with albums such as Pathogenesis Infest
Phlegmsepsia and Show-off Cadavers, they could never go wrong. But this album proves me wrong. Lymphatic Phlegm
seems to have lost its inspiration on this album, and I cannot say that I enjoyed it very much thus far. That
's too bad, because I know what they can do, and they can do much better than this. Also, they have very little tracks. I did not really expect that from them, 11 tracks. Mainly because on their first full-length they used 31 tracks all by themselves, and it never got boring. This release though, gets boring after 5 songs, which is really not much if you listen to goregrind.
So, the album starts off very good, but at the end it's a little bit less than I expected, so I cannot give more than 15 points for this.