This is a review of a split ep between Indiana's The Lurking Corpses and Iowa's Traffic Death called "Split Personality" which was released by Give Praise Records and we will start off the review with The Lurking Corpses a band that plays a mixture of horror punk, thrash and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with spoken word samples before going into a heavier and melodic direction along with some punk style vocals which have a Misfits influence to them and the solos and leads also use a decent amount of melody and there is also a brief use of blast beats and horror movie samples can be heard briefly and on the second tracks grim screams and death metal growls are added into the music as well as a brief use of spoken word parts, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror movie themes.
In my opinion The Lurking Corpses are a very great sounding mixture of horror punk, thrash and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Don't Need It".
Next up is Traffic Death a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of punk, grind, thrash, doom, crust, power violence and hardcore.
Their side of the split starts out with melodic riffing and horror movie samples which also leads up to more of a doom metal direction and a few seconds later high pitched screams and death metal growls are added into the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the faster sections of the songs also incorporate a great amount of grind, and crust punk elements, t he production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover violence and horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Traffic Death and if you are a fan of punk, grind, thrash, doom, crust, power violence and hardcore, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Human Scar".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of punk and extreme metal. 8 out of 10.