ANTIGAMA / DRUGS OF FAITH - Split CD

GENRE: Grindcore
COUNTRY: Poland / USA
FORMAT: CD
LABEL: Selfmadegod Records
YEAR: March 26st, 2007

RATING: 7/10
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Drugs Of Faith

It's been a while since I've last heard anything from the Polish extreme metal machine Antigama and once again the Poles have taken a turn in sound and to some degree also style.

It's very clear that they've approached things another way. The music is very different from Zeroland and the three songs on this split CD demonstrate a broad and diverse expression. The two songs "Herd" and "Gift" show a more direct, but varied style than before.

It's definitely easier to digest than the material on Zeroland. The track "Zombi" sounds like the soundtrack to a 70's movie and that's actually not odd because it was originally used in the 1978 movie Dawn of the Dead. It's a funny little thing which adds something extra to the split.

I was quite fond of the self-titled MCD from Virginia's Drugs Of Faith and their mix of punk, hardcore and grind. The three new songs on this split-CD is pretty much a logical continuation of the music on the MCD, but it appears as if the trio has approached things from a faintly noisier and chaotic viewpoint this time.

It suits the music and shows that Drugs Of Faith just like Antigama isn't afraid to explore new things. Just like on the MCD the music is mostly slow and sludgy, but the band has an ability to prevent it from getting same-sounding and tiresome.

Another asset is the vocals which appear more varied on the new songs than they previously did. If the three songs on this split-CD is a hint of how the next material sounds then it could become very interesting.



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