This is a review of a split ep from Occult 45 and Drones For Queens which was released at the end of 2013 and we will start off the review with Pennsylvania/Jew Jersey's Occult 45 which play a brutal mixture of crust and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with a very brutal sound that combines crust and grindcore together along with some blast beats and aggressive growling vocals and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's and also brings in elements of d beat along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
In the slower sections you can hear traces of hardcore and power violence along with a small amount of melody and the songs always utilize a great amount of raw energy along with a very old school yet heavy production and lyrics that cover dark and anti christian themes as well as always remaining heavy and brutal.
In my opinion Occult 45 are a very great sounding old school mixture of crust and grindcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Priest Feast".
Next up is Pennsylvania's Drones For Queens a band that plays a mixture of hardcore punk, metal and grind.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy, melodic and old school crust/grindcore sound and a few seconds alter aggressive vocals are added into the music bringing in a thrash and crust feeling while the melodies have a post hardcore feeling at times along with guitar solos and leads being utilized, their production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Drones For Queens are a very decent sounding mixture of hardcore punk and grind and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Whitewashed Afterlife".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of punk, hardcore, crust and grind, you should check out this split. 8 out of 10.