Bleak is the adjective chosen by the two entities to name their collaboration. You could not have thought of a more appropriate term to describe the audial content of this masterpiece.
After a fantastic debut album, Australian AUSTERE contributes three excellent tracks to the split cd with an even stronger emphasis on the desperate side of their art.
On the other hand, ISOLATION, after three convincing demotapes, contributes three tracks as well and evolves towards something more pure than ever before. The German band has now gained a complete identity of their own through what could be called intimist blackened doom metal with scarce clear voices, e-bow, and remnants of their previous recordings' harsh vocals. A very interesting evolution for a band which denies stagnation.
Daily Noise: Metal & Punk History
Thursday, 13 June
49 Years Ago URIAH HEEP release ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble
Saturday, 8 June
35 Years Ago SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES release Hyaena
Friday, 7 June
25 Years Ago GEHENNA complete First Spell
Thursday, 6 June
38 Years Ago SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES release Juju
Wednesday, 29 May
30 Years Ago REPULSION release Horrified
Tuesday, 28 May
30 Years Ago SLAUGHTER live in Toronto (last gig with Terry Sadler)
Friday, 24 May
23 Years Ago ORDER OF THE EBON HAND complete The Mystic Path to the Netherworld
Saturday, 18 May
32 Years Ago GG Allin records You Give Love a Bad Name