Sometimes I wake up and get a submission and listen to it and think “fuck I love what I do”
Great Sabatini and Great Falls are perfectionists at their crafts. These 4 songs and collaboratively weird interlude are exactly what I love in heavy music.
Great Sabatini deliver what I imagine the heaviest form of a Fugazi record could be. The rhythms are practically dance-worthy all while you’re banging your fuggin’ head.
“Bleeder of the Pack” is a great first impression. I had no idea what to expect when I started listening and was completely hooked before the vocals even came in. The hard cut between clean dissonance and driving heavy is creatively genius with shellac styled vocals sprinkled on top.
Then when you finish these wonderful 2 songs you hit an interesting quirk of an interlude. It is a locked groove interlude, so unless you manually push the needle forward, you’ll be listening to this droning noise forever. Super rad addition to the record. This is fanboy me all giddy and happy here.
As we hit Great Falls side of things, I get a fury of chaos and drivingness that is a great addition to GS’s portion. I feel like I’m listening to old Dillinger Escape Plan for the first time again, and I loved. Every. Second.
The take away from the record for me is the whole ending of “Dancing in Black and White” the timing makes me fall in love, the length is perfect, and the energy never quits.
This split, though short in amount of songs*, brings a HUGE punch.
*NOTE: WE KNOW HOW VINYL WORKS UNLIKE OTHER PUNK ORIENTED REVIEW SITES. THIS LP IS INDEED ON A TIMED MEDIUM AND THE BANDS DELIVER AS SUCH