This is a review of a split ep between France's Vengeance and Canada's Striver which was released by Bonobostomp Records in 2015 and we will start off the review with Vengeance which continues their mixture of fastcore, grind and power violence.
Their side of the split starts off with a very heavy crust/grind sound along with some aggressive female vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound and at times the vocals can be melodic and when the music speeds up brutal blast beats are added onto the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples, the production sounds very powerful and heavy while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vengeance and if you are a fan of fastcore, grind and power violence, you should c heck out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "7 Bucks A Skin" and "Discoviolence".
Next up is Striver a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of thrashcore and power violence.
Their side of the ep starts off with a very heavy sound and guitar leads and a few seconds later the music starts to speed up and adds in high pitched screams and blast beats along with some angry hardcore style shouts being used at times and the songs also use melodies at times along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover real life and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Striver and if you are a fan of power violence, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Out Of Five" and "No More Encore".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of hardcore, grind and power violence. 8 out of 10.