It’s Monday and Mondays suck, so let’s grind it out with a split EP by Nuclear Holocaust and Łeb Prosiaka.
Upon writing this I realize how many Polish bands I’ve been featuring lately. Starting to feel like I’m stuck in one spot despite how killer the tunes have been. It’s nice to go overseas but I promise we’ll be branching out after this week. So let’s enjoy some more Polish grind from Fat Ass Records.
I’ll be honest before we get too far into this: I’ve only heard four songs off this split. I know the Bandcamp says there’s twelve tracks, and I even shelled out the $7 in hopes of getting the full thing but alas, no luck. What we have here is interesting though. And it’ll hopefully be enough to wake you up.
The first half of the split is Łeb Prosiaka. Their opener “Konstytucja”is a moody e-grind/noisy song that sounds like it was recorded in a sewer. The track never picks up and sticks with a slower, electronic tempo. However, “Między Twoje Cyce” is the more straightforward piece that sounds like its channeling some old Napalm Death. Meanwhile the vocals are otherworldly and carnivorous. Like something that’s chewing on a carcass.
Nuclear Holocaust is the punkier/crustier/grindier band that gets down to business. “Nailed to Nuclear Cross” is a crusty slab of pure aggression that really gets the adrenaline going. Hell, the song sounds like it was recorded in the 80s and just now put up on the internet. The raw fury is enough to snap your neck. And its counterpart “Second Coming” isn’t’ any different. It starts out like a hardcore/punk song and goes grind in between sections with circle pit sensibilities.
Together, this is an interesting split as the bands are so different. Their styles don’t play off each other, but they do play together well. From what I’ve heard anyway. Even if you only like your grind one way, you might still find yourself coming back for the other. It’s worth jamming out to on repeat as it’s not all one note.