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Solmania : Corrupted (+ Solmania)/Sloth Split

Except for the fact that the total length of this 7" is just under 8 minutes (while the average is 11-12 minutes), this is probably one of the best sludge/doom splits I've encountered. All three bands use their talents to the max here. It doesn't get any better than that.

Corrupted find themselves working together with a rather unknown japanese noise band called Solmania. In addition to being just about the best track ever put out by Corrupted, it gets no less impressive when you find out that the track is actually recorded live. This is because the quality of the sound is really high (allthough that might be a contradiction to a noise band).

The intensity of 'Inactivo' (translated: "inactive") is is far greater than on any of Corrupted's earlier songs. In fact the intensity of the noise almost makes the track leave the doom metal realm. The slightly insane aura just makes the experience all the sweeter. Truly a treat for extreme music fans.

Sloth re-released their track on their only full length, 'Division 1 State Champs', which came out the year after the release of this split. But that's not a negative thing. This split is so rare anyways and the track so good that everyone should hear it. It's got the low tuned and menacing sound which I love about Sloth. Not to mention their usual straightforward humor. As for the lyrical content, don't you think the trackname speaks for itself?

Fans of both bands should be looking for this one. Of course it won't be easy to find, but it is without doubt worth it.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
Corrupted & Solmania:
1. Inactivo (live with Solmania)

2. Most Of The Bands I Like Either Broke Up Or Now Suck

Duration : Approx. 8 minutes

Visit the Solmania bandpage.

Reviewed on 20-06-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
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