This is a review of a split album between Japan's Retortion Terror and Minnesota's Invidiosus which will be released in October by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and we will start off the review with Retortion Terror a band that plays a mixture of crust and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with some angry screams before going into a very fast and brutal grindcore direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats along with most of their tracks being very short in length as well as a brief use of melody and mid tempo sections and elements of crust can also be heard at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Retortion Terror are a very great sounding mixture of crust and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Scorched" and "River Of Ignorance".
Next up is Invidiosus a band that plays a technical mixture of death metal and grindcore with some elements of thrash, crust and black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast, brutal and old school grindcore sound along with some blast beats while the vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and screams, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very technical fashion and d beats are also used at times.
Elements of thrash can be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a slight touch of blackened death metal and most of their tracks are very short in length, melodies are also used at times as well as all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, anxiety, dystopia, mental illness and humor themes.
In my opinion Invidiosus are a very great sounding mixture of technical death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Purpose Defeater" and "Where Evolution Ends".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of crust, grindcore and death metal. 8 out of 10.