Reviews Band: Various Artists

Band: Various Artists

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Various Artists - Alaric / Atriarch - Split album cover

Various Artists

Alaric / Atriarch - Split, 2012

7.5 / 10

Splits, in general, are dicey: often two bands (or more) are vaguely similar, making for a decent record but one that usually acts as filler. These releases seem to contain ...

Various Artists - Dan Andriano/Brendan Kelly - European Vacation album cover

Various Artists

Dan Andriano/Brendan Kelly - European Vacation, 2012

8.0 / 10

To coincide with their romp across Europe, the split 7” from Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds and Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, European Vacation, doesn’t cover much ground, ...

Various Artists - Vestiges / Ghaust- Split album cover

Various Artists

Vestiges / Ghaust- Split, 2012

7.0 / 10

So this is the immediate follow-up to the debut album The Dissent Of Man for Vestiges, sharing a split record with Ghaust (whom I had never heard of until this ...

Various Artists - Integrity/Gehenna - Integh Split album cover

Various Artists

Integrity/Gehenna - Integh Split, 2012

7.7 / 10
200 Words Or Less

For two veteran bands the split may seem like an odd option as it is generally used to introduce new bands to another bands audience. Well, Integrity and Gehenna have ...

Various Artists - Mamiffer / Pyramids- Split album cover

Various Artists

Mamiffer / Pyramids- Split, 2012

8.5 / 10

Allow me to skip any wind bagging introduction here and just say that this split between Mamiffer and Pyramids is one of those pairings that two like minded musical acts lay down some of ...

Various Artists - ROBOCOP / DETROIT - Dead Language, Foreign Bodies Split LP album cover

Various Artists

ROBOCOP / DETROIT - Dead Language, Foreign Bodies Split LP, 2012

8.2 / 10

sharing similarities that reside more than just their names Robocop and Detroit both play blinding fast powerviolence indebted grind. While neither band have anything besides a name in relation to ...

Various Artists - So Cow/Squarehead - Out of Season album cover

Various Artists

So Cow/Squarehead - Out of Season, 2012

7.3 / 10

Out of Season is a two-band split 12” from Inflated Records that presents two Irish Groups, So Cow on Side A and Squarehead on Side B. It pairs two up-and-comers, delivering ...

Various Artists - Northless / Light Bearer - Split LP album cover

Various Artists

Northless / Light Bearer - Split LP, 2012

8.4 / 10

Lightbearer and Northless are two bands that tend to resemble parallel curved lines. They share bits and pieces stylistically but never quite touch. Where Lightbearer create atmosphere and spice in ...

Various Artists - Closure / Moloch - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

Closure / Moloch - Split EP, 2012

7.6 / 10
200 Words Or Less

closure and moloch sit on diametrically opposed sides of the same scene in the same country. They share in the metal/hardcore scene within the UK and they manage to bring ...

Various Artists - UNFUN/Despite Everything - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

UNFUN/Despite Everything - Split EP, 2012

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

It's always cool when bands from opposite sides of the world do a split together. It worked great for Thursday and Envy. Here, we have UNFUN from Canada and Despite ...

Various Artists - Parasitic Skies/Losing Skin - Split album cover

Various Artists

Parasitic Skies/Losing Skin - Split, 2012

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Splits are a dilemma at times, as they inevitably will either inform you of a new band or have a couple of songs that are clearly overshadowed by their counterpart. ...

Various Artists - Touche Amore/Pianos Become The Teeth - Split album cover

Various Artists

Touche Amore/Pianos Become The Teeth - Split, 2013

9.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

I’m going to say it outright; I love both of these bands and when I saw hints at this split popping up on message boards I couldn’t have been more ...

Various Artists - Sound City - Reel To Reel album cover

Various Artists

Sound City - Reel To Reel, 2013

7.9 / 10

Sound City Studios was a recording studio located in the industrial heart of the Van Nuys district of Los Angeles and was the recent subject of a love letter of ...

Various Artists - Loma Prieta/Raein - Split album cover

Various Artists

Loma Prieta/Raein - Split, 2013

8.0 / 10

With the recent resurgence in the archetypal screamo sound popularized by Gravity Records in the late '90s, few bands remain as true-to-form as Loma Prieta. Grandiose post-rock guitar lines, the ...

Various Artists - Toys That Kill/Future Virgins - split album cover

Various Artists

Toys That Kill/Future Virgins - split, 2013

7.7 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Pairing Toys That Kill and Future Virgins in a single record, this Drunker Sailor 7” teams up bands that have released some of my favorite records of 2011 (Western Problems) ...

Various Artists - SpokAnarchy!  album cover

Various Artists

SpokAnarchy! , 2013

8.0 / 10
Video/DVD Review

SpokAnarchy! is a feature-length documentary about the punk rock and new wave movement that took place in Spokane, WA during the ‘80s. Even if you're unfamiliar with the bands or have ...

Various Artists - Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ) album cover

Various Artists

Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ), 2013

8.0 / 10

Try to imagine that two of the most interesting experimental acts out there not only decided to collaborate for a full album, they also wanted to do that in a ...

Various Artists - Brokedowns / Vacation Bible School split album cover

Various Artists

Brokedowns / Vacation Bible School split, 2013

7.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Taking Side A on the Elgin, IL focused 7” are The Brokedowns, who last released Species Bender in 2010. After a slew of splits in their career and a few full-lengths, they’ve ...

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