This is a review of a split between Skull Incision and James Dosen't Exist and we will start off the review with California's Skull Incision a band that mixes noise/grind with math metal and deathcore.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine noisecore, grind, deathcore and math metal together to create a sound of their own with the songs being slower and longer than the full length and there are no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, high pitched noise/grindcore screams and hardcore style yelling, while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, powerful and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Skull Incision which is a little bit different than the full length and if you are a fan of this band, you should check it out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Indulger" "The Martyrs" and "The Proclamation". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is James Doesn't Exist from Chigago that plays grindcore mixed with crust and math metal.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine grindcore, crust and math metal together along with some technical riffing which does not really appeal to me and there are no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording.
Vocals range from crustcore style yelling and deep death metal growls, while t he lyrics cover hateful and everyday themes, as for the productio it has a very strong and powerful sound to it.
In my opinion I could not really get into James Dosen't Exist it is just not my style but they might appeal to some people that are more into that kind of style.
In conclusion, I really like the songs from Skull Incision but was not impressed with James Dosen't Exist, the split is worth buying for the Skull Incision songs. RECOMMENDED>