Sunday, January 13, 2013

Plebeian Grandstand/Cotez/Throatruiner Records/2012 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  split  review  of  an  ep  between  France's  Plebeian  Grandstand  and  Cortez  which  was  released  by  Throatruiner  Records  in  2012  and  we  will  start  of  the  review  with  Plebeian  Grandstand  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  mixes  sludge,  doom,  hardcore  and  grind with  some  black  metal  influences.

  Drums  are  all  slow  playing  with  no   fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  are  all  slow  riffs  that  combine  sludge,  doom,  hardcore,  black  metal  and  grindcore  together  to  create  a  sound of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  sludge  screams  that h ave  a  depressive  black  metal  edge  to   them,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  the  song being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  song  from  Plebeian  Grandstand  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  Cotez  a  band  that  combines  noisecore  with  hardcore.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present on  their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  bass  playing has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  noisecore,  post  hardcore  and  sludge  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  noisecore  themes,  while  the  song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  their  song  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Cortez  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  sludge,  noisecore  and  post  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  i  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  sludge  and  noisecore.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

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