The Guilt Of…/Full of Hell The Guilt Of…/Full of Hell

The Guilt Of…/Full of Hell The Guilt Of…/Full of Hell
For the unaware, the Guilt Of… feature members of Eyehategod and Wolvhammer. Full of Hell feature members of, well, Full of Hell. Together, they've produced a fairly imbalanced split. The Guilt Of… offer up "Election of the Severed Hand," a worthy entry to the world of industrial noise music. Channelling mid-'90s industrial, this track is goth-y, moody and kind of dance-y, reminiscent of something you might have heard from Trent Reznor ages ago. Remember the "Closer" remix EPs, the ones from the Se7en soundtrack? That's what you're getting here. Full of Hell, on the other hand, don't contribute a song so much as an intro. Ideally, "Attrition of the Elm Caw" would drone on for five minutes before exploding into an actual track. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Droning, growling and demonic sounds are great ― as are, thanks to John Cage, aesthetic debates about what makes an "actual song" ― but this is like a teaser trailer to a movie that doesn't exist. The saving grace is that Full of Hell are one of the best bands making heavy music today, so the occasional slip into anti-music experimentalism for a one-off split is forgivable. Both of these bands feature extraordinarily talented individuals. As for this particular split, it's more of a collector's piece for mega-fans. (A389)