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Corrupted : Corrupted/Enemy Soil Split

There is a lot of doom fans out there who favour vinyl over digital medias like CDs. This is mostly due to a lower sound quality and the crackling sounds which are also called 'the vinyl sound'. This is true in many cases, and especially in the cases of noise bands. But this is the 7" that the vinyl sound ruined. The Enemy Soil side didn't lose any quality on the choice of media. However, the Corrupted side did. Their great sound relies a lot on the massive bass rumbling that their riffage consists of. The vinyl has partially muted the bass by removing the lowest notes, which sadly makes the track a lot less interesting.

The basic sound of 'Reference', Corrupted's track, is much the same as the one on 'Paso Inferior'. It's not as slow and massive, but still very similar. It's also over half an hour shorter.

Enemy Soil is far from a doom band. In fact it is on the other side of the speed scale. In their longest track (which is just a few seconds over 2 minutes long) they have at least ten times as many beats in total as Corrupted's four and a half minute track. This is brutal grindcore mixed with a little noisecore and a hint of death metal. Harsh screams and yells count as the vocals. In fact the simple riffage, which I am sure has no more than four notes in it in total, is all that saves this band from making "music" out of chaotic banging of drums and wild screaming.

So, would I reccomend this release? Well. Those who enjoy brutal grindcore, maybe, but I urge doom fans to stay clear of this one. Unless of course you are a collector of Corrupted's works that is. On the other hand, I'm sure not everyone will be as dissapointed by this as I was, but you have been warned.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Reference

Enemy Soil:
2. Recombustion
3. The Body Politic
4. Death Sentence

Duration : Approx. 10 minutes

Visit the Corrupted bandpage.

Reviewed on 02-07-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
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