Dephosphorus / Great Falls: Split 7"
Third instalment in the 12-part split 7" series by the Irish label, Hell Comes Home. Dephosphorus offer a sinister blend of sludgey blackened metal. The opening burst of the track is a sludgey riff reminiscent of old Black Cobra and in truth, taking the track as a whole there are distinct similarities with New Orleans sludgers Soilent Green, with the mixture of Eyehategod's sabbathian riffs and the trade off with grindcore, death metal speed riffs and gut busting vocals. This is no Greek tragedy. Talk about a contrast, Great Falls couldn't be more different than Desphosphorus, but they are no less brilliant. What we have is violent noise rock choc full of angular riffs and a tone and quality not too dissimilar from The Jesus Lizard and Cows, but with more aggression and menace. The song has a stop start quality to it, imagine learning to drive for the first time and jolting the car forward time after time. What it lacks in fluidity, it more than makes up for in raw aggression, with staccato jarring riffs and bucket loads of attitude and a David Yow-esque vocal but with deranged screamed vocals to top it off. Totally original and totally brilliant. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve with insert. A very limited amount available separately from the Hell Comes Home "Volume 1" 12x7" box set.