BASTARD NOISE / MALACHI The Immortals CD__________________________________________________________ Housepig
NEW / UNPLAYED / SEALED
A brand new Bastard Noise release that comes right on the heels of the awesome new BN album Rogue Astronaut that we had as our featured release last week, The Immortals features two new track from the mighty Skull that were recorded roughly around the same time as their album, and two tracks from a band called Malachi from Wisconsin. Might seem like an odd pairing at first, as Malachi plays a brand of burly, epic crustcore a la Tragedy/Skitsystem and that sort of D-beat driven thrash, but as the two bands alternate their tracks, this album does turn into something more like a collaboration than just yer run of the mill split CD.
The first and third songs are from Malachi, who has former members of What Happens Next, Artimus Pyle, and High On Crime, and their sound is a mix of the thunderous crusty thrash of Artimus Pyle, stretches of somber cello, and lumbering doom riffs, alternating between high speed D-beat driven power and grim doomy plod and spare chamber music ambience. The sound is grim and apocalyptic, opening with the morose, cello-laced doomcrust of "Pain Trials" and later switching into "Five", an instrumental piece that starts ... read more