This is a review of a split album between Turkey's Earhead and Colorado's Deathcentrik which is called "An Anthology" and self released in the year of 2013 and we will start off the review with Earhead a 1 man band that plays harsh noise with elements of black metal.
'The Guy Killed His Wife, His Children And Then Cut Off His Own Penis" which is also the first song on his side of the split opens up with static sounds and a few seconds later spoken word parts and programmed beats make their way into the song which then leads up to harsh power electronics.
'New Verses From The Sumerian God" begins with drum programmed and harsh power electronics and a few seconds alter spoken word samples come in, a few minutes later avant garde sounds come in, as time goes on by demonic growls are added into the song along with some dark industrial elements.
"Holocaust At The Disco" opens up with static sounding noises along with some loops and power electronics that also bring in harsh noise elements and after awhile the song adds in atmospheric sounding synths and dark ambient elements as well as some drum programming
"Holocaust At The Disco-Kill The Survivors" starts up with some dark sounds that get more harsh as time goes on by as well as elements of ambient noise and towards the end atmospheric synths are added into the music.
"Deus est Mortuus" kicks in with dark ambient drone sounds and a few seconds later experimental sounds and drum programming come in along with some loops before adding in industrial and harsh noise elements.
"In The Mind Of A Psychopath" comes in with ambient style noises along with some programmed beats which also leads up to some whispers before adding in harsh sounding loops, as the song moves on aggressive vocals and synths start to come in.
"We Need To Talk About Noise, Fuck Kevin!" is introduced with soft sounds before getting darker along with sounds of thunder which then leads up to dark ambient/drones and synths kicking in before adding in harsh power electronics and a few seconds alter spoken word parts come in.
"Hellish" which is also the last song on his side of the split begins with harsh noise sounds, black metal screams and death metal growls and the song goes into a brutal death industrial/power electronics direction.
Song themes cover darkness, violence and Sumerian themes, while the production has a very harsh, brutal, raw and primitive sound to it along with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Earhead are a very great sounding harsh noise project with elements of black metal and death industrial and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Guy Killed His Wife, His Children And Then Cut Off His Own Penis" and "In The Mind Of A Psychopath". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Dethcentrik a 1 man band that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that combines, black, death and doom metal with sludge, punk, industrial and harsh noise.
"Skullfuck The Infidel" which is also the first song on his side of the split opens up with programmed beats along with some black metal influenced guitar riffs as well as a mixture of screams and growls and you can also hear bass guitars in the background that get more powerful as time goes on by.
"Society's Whores" begins with black metal style vocals and drum beats and you can also hear guitars and bass in the background along wit h some deep growls and the music is mixed down low in the mix and has a lo-fi sound to it.
"Stalking Beast Of The Night" opens up with nintendo style sounds and atmospheric synths and you can also hear distorted guitar noises and programmed drum beats in the backgrounds which also leads up to harsh noise screams.
"The Experiment" starts up with noises made from natural things before adding in some dark ambient style synths and towards the end it goes silent for a few seconds and then brings in element of harsh noise and screams.
"Violent Sex Change" kicks in with spoken word samples before adding in deep demonic growls which leads up to some doom/drone style guitar riffs and drum programming as well as some black metal influenced vocals.
"Why Wont You Die" hits it off with heavy bass guitar riffs along with some acoustic guitars which also leads up to melodic clean singing, synths and distorted guitar noises before adding in drum programming and noisecore screams mixed with death metal growls.
"If Only" is introduced with industrial style noises along with some dark ambient synths before adding in grim depressive black metal vocals and the song is very short and only around 3 minutes.
'Life Down The Toilet" which is also the last song on his side of the split begins with heavy guitar riffs, black metal screams and drums as well as some deeper death metal vocals being used for a few seconds.
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Deathcentrik and if you are a fan of black metal mixed with noise, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stalking Beast Of The Nigh" and "Life Down The Toilet". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of black metal or noise, you should add this split to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.