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Resurrectionists/Battle of Wolf 359 split 10"

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 @ 6:52am » permalink

Resurrectionists/Battle of Wolf 359 - splitAnother scorcher from 7 Degrees Records (this time in cooperation with a slew of other labels: Asymmetrie, Moment of Collapse Records, Parade of Spectres, and React With Protest), this split 10" sees Germany's Resurrectionists teaming up with UK act Battle of Wolf 359 for about 16 minutes of material. Resurrectionists unloads five short tracks of seriously intense, grinding hardcore that I've seen referred to as "Bremen worship" at least once, and I'd agree. There's great dual vocal interaction between guttural growls and absolutely ripping screams, and they effortlessly switch things up from blasting speed and chaotic, over the top riffing to slower, more discordant chord phrasings and pummeling heaviness. It's definitely go for the throat type of stuff, and it flies by fast enough to leave me wanting to hear more from this band immediately. Awesome. Battle of Wolf 359 then follows with three songs that sound to me like crusty hardcore/punk with an unexpectedly screamo sort of edge. The vocals are basically relentless screams, and some of the music has that straightforward, driving sort of D-beat rhythm with distorted pulses of bass, but then they'll blend in some jangly clean passages and more angular riffing – giving off an entirely different vibe. The guitar sound as a whole is pretty raw and textured as well, which really does play towards the whole emo/screamo kind of aesthetic, but… whatever you want to call it, it works. It's heavy and intense without trying too hard, but there's also some melody tucked away in there. Plenty of frantic energy, too. Good stuff. Another damn fine split from 7 Degrees…

Resurrectionists "Traumtänzer"
Battle of Wolf 359 "Rimba"

In addition to the links below, you can contact 7 Degrees Records directly to see about getting your hands on a copy…

Purchase:

@ Asymmetrie
@ Moment of Collapse Records
@ React With Protest
@ Parade of Spectres
@ Vitriol Records

3 Comments...

  1. Panos says:

    This is a damn fine release with excellent presentation, ie. a silkscreen cover. Go for the golden version!

  2. Carlos says:

    I agree with you Andrew. Love both bands! Got my copy few days ago. I must say that 7 Degrees Records is one of the best labels I've found out recently and I hope more people will appreciate the work they are doing (and the rest of collaborating labels).
    That kind of work need support and not some copy/paste shit from Metalblade or smth…

  3. You say "Bremen" – I am sold.