This is a review of a split ep between France's Department Of Correction and Belgium's Agathocles which will be released in February by Give Praise Records and we will start off the review with Department Of Correction and their mixture of hardcore and grind.
Their side of the split starts out with a punk influenced sound before going into a very fast musical direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats as well as a great mixture of growls and screams and all of the tracks are short in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of mid paced and fast parts and the songs also bring in a great amount of crust shouts, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Department Of Correction and if you are a fan of grindcore, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tank Is In The Garden" and "Do It Like".
Next up is Agathocles a band that is more known for mincecore but go into a sludge direction.
Their side of the split starts off with psychedelic sounds before adding in a very powerful sounding bass guitar and a few seconds later the music goes into more of a sludge and doom metal along with some growling vocals and high pitched screams and the whole song sticks to a very slow musical direction, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Agathocles and if you are a fan of this band or sludge, you should enjoy their song.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of grind and sludge. 8 out of 10.