This is a review of a split album between Bent Sea and Ohio's To Dust called "Ascend/Descend" which was released by Give Praise Records and we will start off the review with Bent Sea an international band that has been featured before in this zine and plays grindcore with some elments of noisecore.
Their side of the split starts out with angry crust style vocals and heavy guitars and after awhile the music goes into a fast grindcore direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and death metal growls while the solos and leads are done in a chaotic fashion and most of t heir songs are very short in length while also being very short in length while also always remaining brutal and all of the musicla instruments sound very powerful and their is also a brif use of spoken word samples, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Bent Sea and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To The Extreme" and "Animals".
Next up is To Dust a band that plays a very brutal form of grindcore with elements of hardcore punk and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and brutal grindcore sound along with some blast beats and angry hardcore style vocals and you can also hear a lot of death metal influences in the music along with all of the musical instruments being very powerful sounding and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and death metal growls can also be heard in the music at times and the riffs also get very melodic in some of the songs, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and chaotic themes.
In my opinion To Dust are a very great sounding grindcore band with traces of hardcore punk and brutal death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Deception Hymn" and "Hegemonic Scars".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of brutal grindcore. 8 out of 10.