This is a review of a split album between Germany's Kratzer and Greece's Kvazar which was released by 7 Degrees Records in the year of 2013 and we will start off the review with Kratzer a band that plays a brutal mixture of grind, death metal, hardcore and crust.
Their side of the split starts off with a very dark and heavy sounding hardcore sound before speeding up a bit and adding in some aggressive sounding vocals and after awhile the music starts to add in more melody along with a good mixture of growls and screams as well as alternating between slow, mid paced and fast parts.
As their side of the split progresses the music starts to bring in more brutality and elements of crustcore and there are also some guitar solos and leads utilized at times that are more close to 80's metal and punk while the guitar rhythms have a more modern day feeling to them along with a touch of black metal and one of the later tracks also shows the band bringing in a few seconds of clean playing as well as their last track addign in a few seconds of acoustic guitars.
Kratzer creates a very dark, heavy and brutal sound with their music taking in the heaviness and aggression of crust and grind while also having some elements of black and death metal along with a decent amount of melody and a touch of modern hardcore to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark, political and hateful themes.
In my opinion Kratzer are a very great sounding mixture of crust, grind and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Schatten" and "Missverstand".
Next up is Kvazar a band that plays a mixture of crust and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts off with a very distorted and dark sounding bass guitar along with some spoken word samples and melodic guitar leads before adding in high pitched screams, faster playing and more elements of grindcore which also leads up to some blast beats being added into the songs.
You can hear a lot of d beat, crust and old school hardcore in the bands musical style as well as a great amount of raw aggression and the band also updates their musical style and adds in more darker elements and a great amount of post hardcore influences and all of their songs are very short in length with the longest one being a little over 2 minutes.
Kvazar creates a very dark approach to crust and grindcore with their musical style that also b rings in a touch of post hardcore while being too heavy for that genre, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Kvazar are a very great sounding dark mixture of grindcore and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Leap of Faith" and "The Truth".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of crust and grindcore. 8 out of 10.