Konflict / Reek Of The Unzen Gas Fumes – Split Tape (2015)

This split is the first I’d heard of either of these bands, and I gotta say, it was as uncompromising and as headache-inducing as I expected it to be. I don’t have a physical copy so it’s hard for me to tell where one band ends and the other begins (lol) but if absurdly abrasive audible hell is somewhere in your wheelhouse, you should enjoy this.

As someone who “came up through” the cybergrind/digigrind online scenes of the late 00s it’s bizarre to see something like this released as recent as 2015, not that this is pure distilled bedroom grindcore, the style is blended here with hallmarks of war metal and even industriala music, which makes things pretty interesting.

Nevertheless, I’m under no illusion that this split has limited appeal. One for the noise-heads, for sure.