RESURRECTIONISTS / GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN' - Split LP
Neither of these bands needs much introduction as I've done releases for both in the past, but I'll be damned if they're not in top form here. Resurrectionists are as swirly and chaotic as ever, bludgeoning you with hideous grind filth that manages to somehow maintain that special something that makes you raise both arms and bathe in the glory of all things punk. Gentle Art of Chokin' managed to find a way to play even faster and devise new ways to melt human skin, slowing down only to stir the pot of your stinking melted innards. This reminds you that you are a filthy mammal and punishment is what you deserve. Meaningful powerful lyrics seal the deal. This beast is housed in a terrifying gatefold cover, and oh yeah, the labels are switched but since we're punks and don't give a shit we're rolling with it rather than wasting more plastic.