A completely fucking solid split EP from the beginning of the last decade, featuring two bands I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with on a couple of different occasions. Seven and a half minutes of crippling shred, packing more intensity into this tiny package than most bands could in an hour.
First off: Iron Lung. This band is fucking FUCKREAL. Two-piece, just ripping drums and a maelstrom of herky-jerky guitar antics. Donald Duck vocals, Cookie Monster vocals, a wall of noise, a chaotic monument to absolute annihilation. Their contribution to this 7" is the larger one, four songs clocking in at just over four minutes.
More Iron Lung: 2004's Life. Iron Lung. Death. on IC. ESSENTIAL.
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Side B, Teen Cthulhu: A spazzy, grindy, punk-infused black metal onslaught which crept undetected from the deepest forests of western Washington, rearing its head only briefly before disappearing altogether into the darkest chasms of heavy metal obscurity. Keyboard hooks, shrieked choruses about smoking weed and killing yourself, and wait, what's this? .... humor? On a black metal record? The briefer of the two entries, Teen Cthulhu deposits four songs herein as well, although their half adds up to just over three minutes of frantic violence. I miss this band.
More Teen Cthulhu: 2002's Ride The Blade on Cosmic Hearse. YOU NEED.
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The split: Get it? Tentacled Breathing? Download HERE.