This is a review of a split album between France's Atara and Miserable Failure called "Hang Them" which will be released in August by Kaotoxin Records and we well start off the review with Atara a band that plays a mixture of crust and grindcore with a black metal influence.
Spoken word samples from the 1950's start off their side of the split before going into a very heavy musical direction which leads to the music going for more of a crust/grind sound along with blast beats and a mixture of growls and screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile t here are some thrash and black metal influences being thrown into the music as well as the band alternating between slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as bringing in some melody with the black metal style guitar riffing.
Atara sticks mostly to a mid 90's style of crust/grind but stand out with some black metal elements being added into their musical sound, the production on their side of the split sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Atara are a very great sounding crust/grindcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hang Them" and "One Minute Left".
Next up is Miserable Failure a band that has been featured before in this zine and continues their hardcore and grind mixture while also adding in more black metal influences this time around.
Their side of the split starts off with a horror movie sample and spoken word parts before going into a fast and brutal grindcore direction along with blast beats and high pitched screams and they also add in some hardcore and black metal elements into their musical sound as well as adding in growls which also leads to a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Miserable Failure remain true to their brutal mixture of hardcore and grind with the music on this split and this is some of their heaviest stuff, the production on their side of the split is very professional sounding while the lyrics are very violent in subject content.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Miserable Failure and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obituaries" and "May You Be Cursed Forever".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of grindcore. 8 out of 10.