Bleed The Pigs and Thetan, two of Nashville's finest grindcore ensembles, are inheritors of a rich grind legacy that includes forefather firebrands like Extreme Noise Terror, Repulsion, and early Napalm Death down through Cloud Rat and Iron Lung, and their vicious strengths are on full aural display for this split release. Fifteen politically astute and furious tracks race by in around twenty minutes? Sorry, they just don't have the luxury to fuck around.
Bleed The Pigs' side of the disc is full-on sprinting, grimy extremity. Vicious, blown-out instrumentation and manic, throat-shredding vocals from Kayla Phillips alternate between racing to the cliff to jump and vicious thrashy breakdowns. More so than Thetan, Bleed The Pigs introduce elements of noise and structural meltdown while still reveling in filthy grooves. Time to mosh yet? Sorry, it's over.
Bass/drums duo Thetan whip up an unholy racket that is this weird mix of precise and rashly ill-tempered. No song is over two minutes yet somehow they find the time to fit in these micro jams that are incredible. Vocals are delivered in an urgent, shredded scream. Two collaborative tracks are beyond visceral and seal the deal that this is state of the art powerviolence. These days, if you pay even the slightest attention to the world, anger is less a gift than a fucking obligation. M. Moyer
Exquisite packaging, Hand-screened reused, reversed and re-glued LP covers. These house an LP with an etching at the center of both sides. Additionally, each comes with a screened poster.