This is a review of a split album between Belgium's Agathocles and the United Kingdom's Satanic Malfunctions which was released in 2014 by Selfmadegod Records and we will start off the review with Agathocles a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a style of noise/grind that they call 'mincecore'.
Dark electronic music sounds start off their side of the split along with some deep demonic growling and after a minute the music starts going for more of a fast and brutal style of crust/grind bringing in a good mixture of growls and screams along with some blast beats and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and all of the tracks are very short in length and they also bring in a small amount of guitar leads at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent, hateful and political themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Agathocles and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Brutality In Darkness" and "Dead Meat Walking".
Next up is Satanic Malfunctions a band that plays a mixture of hardcore punk, thrash and crust.
Their side of the split starts off with a raw and aggressive thrash/crust sound along with some powerful sounding bass guitars and aggressive hardcore style shouting and screaming and all of their songs are very short in length and bring back and 80's style of underground thrash punk while also adding in a small amount of melody at times along with a good mixture of both mid paced and fast parts, the production sounds very raw, heavy and old school sounding while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Satanic malfunctions and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No More" and "Welcome to Hell".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of thrash, punk, crust and grind. 8 out of 10.