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MASS GENOCIDE PROCESS / ALAMOGORDO : split 7"EP

As the result of a cooperation between two Czech labels comes this split 7” with Mass Genocide Process and Alamogordo, both from the Czech Republic as well. That is basically what I adore in this Czech scene, all bands, labels, promotors and whatever people in the scene are ready and willing to help eachother out. A pure scene that only cares about the music and not about trends, money or whatever. Its maybe this why the Czech bands get finally the recognition they deserve, the last few years more and more bands break out of their own country borders and get more attention from the world wide punks, hardcore fans and metalheads. This cooperation is a nice example of two pretty different bands getting together on a piece of vinyl, which is limited to 666 copies only… Opener Mass Genocide Process is of course the best known of the two and kicks off with four tracks, exactly the way you can expect by this band. Mass Genocide Process is easily one of the better crust bands from the Czech Republic and though these tracks aren’t as heavy and impressive as on some of their previous releases (like on the split 7” with See You In Hell for instance) they know how to kick some serious ass here. For those who are unfamiliar with the band, the play a Swedish inspired kind of crust, with all the great ingredients that makes this kind of music that attractive. Rough and raw madness with enough melody to keep it from drowning in pure noise. So, these songs are maybe a little less dark and more punky than usual, still highly enjoyable. On the flipside we find the other Czech band Alamogordo, a band I really never heard of so a kind of a surprise to me. Musically it is pretty interesting what they bring here, I guess crust was the starting point for this band as well, though they have a highly metallic sound. This doesn’t only show up in the heavy sound, the rougjh (almost grunt) vocals and the solos that pop up every now and then, but it is mostly the overall sound of Alamogordo that reminds me the most of Bolt Thrower. Fans of very early Bolt Thrower know that their sound was a bit crusty at first as well, so it is not all that new or surprising. But it definitely works out really well, and they throw in some original kind of metallic crust which definitely captured my attention! VAMPIRE MAGAZINE

Už na prvý pohlad nič poztivného z tejto ipky nedýcha, z Moravy sa na nás vyvalilo totiž pekne tmavé, pochmurne splitko, o ktoré sa postaraly dve brutalitou spriaznené kamojšie kapely. Fakt vydarený obal. Crusteri MGP na svoj už tretí split singel vyryli tentokrát len 2 kusky ich brutálného metalického crustu švédského strihu, pobodného Bombraid alebo rýchlejšími Warcollapse, Oproti všetkým predošlým vinyl počinom mi však tento materiál príde ako slabší, akoby dochádzaly nápady, čo nieje zrovna najlepšia vizitka pred ich prvou velkou platnou, resp. split LP, krotá by už v čase, kde budetet otot čítat mala byť vonku. Alebo žře by si šetrili nápady na ňu? So zvukom MGP bývam vždy spokojný, len mi tam nesedia tie ploché, plechové bicie. ALAMOGORDO vržů ževraj metal, no už len tým, že tam poosobia ludiu čo majů bližešie k hc scéne, je to pošpinené punkom a tak zrejme čistokrvný death metal z toho nikdy nebude. Aj ked kytary režů nelutostné metalové riffy, zvuk to však má thrashovo zprasený a vobec celý duch kapely je viac tvrdé jadro. Pozor, nejedná sa však o ten tak moderný metal core, krotý sa ujal aj na hudobných TV stabiciach, toto je dost do starej školy (samozrejme metalovej). Aj ked mi je bližší crust, na tomto splite mi pridu lepší so svomi dvomi zásekmi metalisti. Limitovaná edice 666ks.
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