Monday, August 6, 2012
Creaig Dunton of Brainwashed, who also wrote us a very nice writeup on Sun Splitter II a while back, had some more good things to say about III.
Sun Splitter's debut managed to encapsulate all of the things I enjoy about heavy metal music (sludgy, memorable riffs, an appropriately dark atmosphere), without much emphasis on the stuff I have never been fond of (overwrought cookie monster vocals, trite blasphemy, etc). They continue that approach here, and continuing to use a stiff drum machine that hints at the brilliance of early Godflesh without sounding like an intentional copy.
Read the full review on Brainwashed.