This is a review of a self released split ep between New York's Gridfailure and California's S.C.R.A.M which will be released in August and we will start off the review with S.C.R.A.M a solo artist that plays a mixture of dark ambient, synthwave, field recordings and noise.
His side of the split starts out with some field recordings and dark ambient style soundscapes while the synths also bring in elements of synthwave. All of his tracks also sound very different from each other along with some apocalyptic sounding noises also being utilized at times as well as some programmed beats also being utilized at times, most of his music is also instrumental and whispers and voices can also be heard briefly and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion S.C.R.A.M is a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient, synthwave, field recordings and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Reactor Pressure Vessel" and "The Loneliness Of Cesium 137".
Next up is Gridfailure who returns with a mixture of noise, experimental and post industrial.
His side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes before adding in some bass guitars while the music also gets very experimental at times. Aggressive screams can also be heard in some parts of his side of the recording along with the songs also incorporating drum beats and percussion.
Elements of industrial and grindcore can also be heard at times along with the tracks also mixing in a good amount of harsh noises. Field recordings can also be heard in some parts of the songs as well as each track also sounding very different from each other, the vocals also have their deep and demonic moments and a later song also adds in some electric guitars. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover social disintegration, environmental collapses and existential mental crisis.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gridfailure and if you are a fan of harsh noise, experimental, post industrial and field recordings, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Basophobia" and "Howling Everyday Existence".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of noise, experimental and ambient. 8 out of 10.