2021 is almost gone, but we still digging great releases from 2020! I want to present you one extraordinary work of the guys from Pulmonary Fibrosis and Assur. I bet you already have a question about why this stuff is so special? Well, this release is dedicated to one unique movie character Elvira and Mortician band! End I don`t remember such kind of formats, there are a lot of songs and albums dedicated to different maniacs, monsters, fucking politics but not adorable Elvira. Awesome idea and great bands too, “shall we begin?”(c)
5 first songs belong to my good friends of Pulmonary Fibrosis, these guys are real veterans of the French grind scene. Guys chose “Elvira’s Haunted Hills” for their side. Of course, you will hear some samples from that flick and so on. But most important are their cover songs… PxFx has its own brand style and a recipe for a good goregrind. I love their low and heavy sound, btw the guitar and bass tone is low too as well. Nasty blast beats and high sound of the snare drum. And of course, we can’t do without its pleasantly disgusting distorted vocals. I know that all these songs were created by Mortician, but this variant sounds even better! I bet this band should lay on the shelf of each gore maniac!
Next is a one-man band from Belgian – Assur. Usually, this band is playing more or less traditional grindcore, but this record surprised me. But since this is a tribute (which sounds close to original songs) we have here old-fashioned gore/death with dirty and noisy sound! For his side, Brame chose a classical “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” film. Generally, the material is fast, with some good riffs and nice energy. Sometimes the drum machine sounds too loud and cluttered everything else, but it`s not a critical problem. The mood of this recording session is very warm, first, it`s recognizable intros from the favorite movie, second, it’s old good Mortician tunes.
This is simply a great split that brings a lot of good memories from childhood and, compliments them with its crazy music.
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