Heinous / Haggus

Sooner or later, it was bound to happen… Our good fellas from Heinous & Haggus finally made a split! Before their tour, the guys quickly released a tape version, and now (hopefully very soon) the vinyl will be released (and I’m freaking excited about that). So this split has a bitter gory taste, you will start to feel just from looking at this cover art. The artist did great work again! This creepy art looks fantastic! Strange guy that destroys human remains by turning them into minced meat, that is pretty rad! Haggus is the first band on this split and they started with almost Rock’n’Roll like tunes! These 3 songs were recorded in the end of last summer and they sound really tasty. Our masked trio put a lot of groovy punk energy into their songs. The riffs and song structures are so simple but they are also memorable. I can’t say that they plunged into the gore in this records. Their side sounds more like mincecore with a good portion of old punk. The sound of their guitar is strong and buzzing, but I can’t say the same about bass guitar sound. The bass sound is a little bit deaf and it is lost against the background of all the other instruments. But in general this is really awesome noise! 3 piece gore tornado from Phoenix sacrificed its recent record “Four Under The Floor” for this split. I can honestly say that Heinous has found its sound… slowly, but the guys made some noticeable progression, this recording session sounds really strong. The slimy guitar and drums are the best part, I have no complaints. The drumming is the perfect blend of slow beats, polka beats and blast beats which are fairly distributed throughout the entirety of the release. The guitar tone is deep and distorted, but crisp enough to enjoy and the riffs are really nice.No lyrics can be heard (if there are any), the vocals fit in perfect with the music. The guys use fierce screams, pitch shifted roars and something like growls… and I must admit, the hellish yelling is great! If you haven’t heard this band before, then you should fix that mistake. Rating: 8.5/10 Heinous bc Haggus bc

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