From Trip Machine Laboratories comes this killer split 7" between two current bands that are both heavily influenced by the 90's style of metallic hardcore. Long Island's Incendiary kicks things off with two tracks full of chunky rhythms, killer bass runs, and a solid sense of groove. The vocals are just a little higher-pitched than average, which gives 'em a really pissed off sound that always works. "Cold War" is my all-time favorite Incendiary tune, in fact. Good stuff. Unrestrained (Portland) then follows with two tracks of their own, which are in a more diverse vein that includes harsher vocals and more tempo changes. They still remind me of Harvest, and that's still a compliment. Expect heavy, churning riffs with a nice bass presence and plenty of discordant textures. "Deconstructing" just might be their best track to date, too. When all's said and done you've got four songs in about 13 minutes from two great bands that I'm definitely looking forward to hearing from again, and that's precisely what every good split should achieve. It's no secret that I'm a sucker for that's 90's era of hardcore, so of course I'm all over this!
Each 7" includes a download code and there are several different colors of vinyl still available. Both bands also have their tracks up on Bandcamp as name-your-price downloads, so... no excuses!