I never liked live recordings, because most of them sounds very dirty… Same thing with this split. But that is not the point, the point is a friendship. Both bands used their old material to do a split in the name of friendship and mutual respect. But, I got this tape for review, so that`s what I’m gonna do right now.
The recording of Matka Teresa was made at Bloodchet Fest, back in 2013. Like most live records, this one is raw and dirty, but somehow it doesn’t sound like total garbage. I can clearly hear vocals, drums and guitar… which is the positive side of this material. Unfortunately, everything is messed up, so it’s hard to hear the riffs, cymbals and snare drum sometime. BUT, this record perfectly conveys the atmosphere and energy of the festival. I especially like screams of the fans here, with them you realize that this is really live tape.
Brazilian veterans from Cruel Face recorded this material just few years ago (2015, 74 Club / Sao Pailo). Hmm, here is the same thing as with MT side. The sound is messy and dirty, it’s hard to clearly understand the image, but I catch a lot of good heavy energy. This band produces a really low and heavy sound, and I can feel it even though interference. There are some moment when you can clearly hear the bass guitar and cymbals, so I can recognize some of their songs, but mostly this recording is a mess too.
Rating: 6.5/10 Matka Teresa bc Cruel Face fb
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