For a quick, but definitely not painless 16 minutes, The Great Sabatini and Great Falls decimate listeners with copious amounts of caustic sludge and bitter noise on their new split release.
Canadian crushers The Great Sabatini begin their side with the bludgeoning and irreverent “Bleeder of the Pack”. Massive, bellowing sludge riffs collide with an equally monstrous low-end and transition seamlessly into dissonant, acoustic guitar verses. The song cycles between these two extremes throughout before arriving at a huge climax of battering grooves reminiscent of Melvins beefed up on steroids. “Entartete Kunst” creeps in next with palm-muted, disorienting noise riffs that gradually open up into ignorantly heavy doom. The aforementioned doom eventually gets replaced by discordant, jagged riffs before giving way to a calamitous conclusion of angular, drop-tuned guitars.
A cacophonous interlude crafted by both bands sets the tone for Great Falls‘ side of the split. The Washington trio begin their side with the devastating “Dancing in Black and White”. The towering track starts by unleashing an array of disfigured, noisy, steamrolling riffs that trample over the listener. This angular chaos transitions into a sprawling, dissonant lurch and gradually builds into a heavily distorted, seismic sludge march that stomps stubbornly and violently to the end. “Our Lonely Old Year” then closes everything out with roughly three minutes of dissonant mayhem. The instrumentation writhes and churns in disgusting fashions and spirals out of control within dizzying rhythmic shifts, which seems to be this Seattle band’s specialty.
Both bands showcase all of their strengths on their respective sides of this split and will definitely be enough to rearrange some listeners’ faces.
Release Date: January 18, 2018
Label: HEX Records
Favorite Tracks: “Bleeder of the Pack” and “Dancing in Black and White”
For Fans Of: KEN mode, Fight Amp, Knut and Playing Enemy