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Sloth (US) : Sloth/Disreantiyouthhellchristbastardassmanx Split

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This is the first release by the now defunct label Thrash Bot Records. Actually it wasn't as much a label as a name that a bunch of guys released their and their friend's stuff under. Now, before I go any further I have to mention that this is the work of some really disturbed guys. I'm not talking about the music, although I'm sure your mom won't like it. I'm talking about the artwork on the inside of the cover. There you'll find pictures of completely naked men with über-porno mustaches. On one of the pictures the guy even has an erection. There is also a picture of Disreantiyouthhellchristbastardassmanx' singer who wears nothing except a plastic bag over his head.

Sloth's side of the inlay contains something of interest to all sloth fans: an interview with the band. Amongst other things it turns out that their song on their split with Noothgrush; 'Anaconda', is inspired by The Misfits' song 'Hellhound'. Another piece of trivia that's not in the interview is that Sloth's side has no vocals and that's because the band never thought this split would actually see the light of day. The music itself is incredibly slow and filthy sludge/doom with similarities to Fleshpress. Definitely some of their doomiest stuff.

Disreantiyouthhellchristbastardassmanx plays hardcore and grindcore mostly. However I was quite surprised to find that after all the other rage, the last track has a long doom section on it. Another interesting thing about the last track is that it ends with a partial recording of 'Gonna Get Me A Shotgun' by Garrett Morris. "I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see." Quite catchy actually. But as I said, mostly they play grind/hardcore.

This is a recommended release for fans of Sloth and sludge/doom in general. It might be recommended for hardcore fans as well, but I really can't tell since it's not my style. I guess the split is best labeled as decent underground stuff.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. "at war with existence"

2. Conformity Bullshit
3. I Can't Relate
4. Cradle Of Filth Panties
5. Fuck Tha' E.U.H.S.D
6. Behind Every Toothy Grin Lies Another Row Of Teeth
7. Droppin' Suckas... ...Like You Droppin' Names

Duration : Approx. 10 minutes.

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Reviewed on 07-04-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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