Barren Waste are a band from New Hampshire that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, grindcore and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2011 ep "Divine Intervention".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats bringing thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine black metal with sludge, grindcore and hardcore to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very old school sounding hardcore punk guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from hardcore shouts, grindcore growls and high pitched black metal screams as well as a brief use of spoken word parts on the last song, while the lyrics cover hateful and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
In my opinion Barren Waste are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, grind, crust and hardcore and if you are a fan of this musical style, you should c heck out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dominant Hand" and "Collection Codes". RECOMMENDED BUY.