January 15, 2013

Splits by Coffinworm / Fistula - Kowloon Walled City / Thou

Art by Kuba Sokólski

Hell Comes Home is a pretty specialized label. Their entire output consists of a series of 7" split singles released on vinyl and on Bandcamp. Featuring new and unreleased song by established, and up and coming acts from around the globe. Like Dephosphorus, Pyramido, Fight Amp, The Fucking Wrath, and Coffinworm, Fistula, Kowloon Walled City, Thou. The latter four bands share duties on two of my favorites in the series.

The Coffinworm / Fistula split is basically some of the heaviest shit you'll ever hear. Pummeling doomy sludge from Coffinworm; an incredible menacing track. And Fistula, a track that twists and turns giving it an progressive feel, while still delivering the sublimely crushing sludge they are known for.

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The Kowloon Walled City / Thou split features two cover songs. Kowloon Walled City performs June, a song by slowcore act Low. The combination of airy clean vocals from indie artist Lisa Papineau on top of sludgy riffs is frankly, quite lovely. Thou does an excellent version of Soundgarden's 4th Of July. Heavier than the original, sludgier off course, and with creepy blackened vocals in additional to very Chris Cornell sounding cleans (I have embedded both songs below, because 4th Of July is set to be the featured track on the Bandcamp).

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The stylish artwork to the series is by Polish artist Kuba Sokólski. You can view all the covers here. Lisa Papineau is also on Bandcamp. Her music is quirky, pleasant and entirely non-metal.

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