Label: Hypertension Records – HYPE031, Consouling Sounds – SOULCI
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Compilation
Released: 21 Apr 2018
As Soul Grip is gearing up to unleash its new album, they are granting us a look at their matured sound. You can expect the same raw energy that characterized 2015’s ‘Avadon’, but more fleshed out and more focused. Hard and harsh sounds which for all intents and purposes can be branded as black metal yet, their music constantly defies labelling them as such.
Soul Grip is joined by VVOVNDS to complete this split 12”. VVOVNDS is
known for their fierce and brutal take on hardcore, powerviolence and
sludge. For this 12” they surprisingly took a completely different approach,
favouring one lengthy track full of atmosphere and organic progressions
over the short staccato tracks. For the VVOVNDS track, Svartvit contributed the drones.
“In 2016, VVOVNDS and Dutch noise outfit Svartvit teamed up for an exclusive collaborative set at both Rock Herk & Incubate Festival. The output of this collaboration was entitled “On A Noose”, a 10-minute nihilistic, harsh & heavy beast. Building on layers & layers of high-pitched noise & palm-muted distorted loops, “On A Noose” sees VVOVNDS exploring new territory – while still maintaining the same intensity the band is known for . Recorded, mixed and mastered at House Rott Child by Christophe ‘Chuck’ Dexters (The Rott Childs, El Guapo Stuntteam) in Spring 2017, ‘On A Noose” is finally set to be released on a split 12” with Soul Grip.”
1A –Wounds (5) On a Noose
1B –Soul Grip Dwaler
2B –Soul Grip ABIGOR
3B –Soul Grip Raudur