Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Fister / Teeth - “Fister/Teeth” Split (Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: Split 7inch
Date Released: 29/04/2016
Label: Broken Limbs Recordings


Fister have a knack for finding excellent bands to do spilt releases with and this is no exception.  Their brilliant track 'We All Die Tonight' is a thumping, gnarly affair, grinning with vehemence and contempt. Teeth weigh in with 2 tracks, the latter of which 'To Lay Upon Blistered Thorns' is a downright horrible piece of music in the best possible way!  Both bands know how to make the most of a limited amount of time and manage to fill it with devastatingly heavy music. A brilliant release worthy of anyone's interest or indeed money.

“Fister/Teeth” Split DD//LP track listing:

1). Fister - We All Die Tonight
2). Teeth - Lament of the Spineless
3). Teeth - To Lay Upon Blistered Thorns


The Review:

If you enjoy the nastier side of slow, heavy music, then Fister should be a band you're already familiar with. This time, they have teamed with doom/death metal brigade Teeth for one of the most crushing splits this year.
Fister's contribution, the brilliant 'We All Die Tonight' is a thumping, gnarly affair, grinning with vehemence and contempt. The vocals from both bassist/vocalist Kenny Snarzyk and guitarist/vocalist Marcus Newstead are full of a venomous bite attacking from behind the crushing wall of riffs. Even when the song takes a more epic and melodic turn, it still attains the air of malicious intent.

Teeth weigh in with 2 tracks; first the vicious 'Lament Of The Spineless', is a real treat, blasting and crushing in equal measure and the riffs glisten with an eerie tone. That eerie tone is amplified on 'To Lay Upon Blistered Thorns' as they take a slightly slower (but by no means less brutal) approach, despite the blistering blasts of the opening bars. It's a downright horrible piece of music in the best possible way!

Fister have a knack for finding excellent bands to do spilt releases with (Primitive Man anyone?) and this is no exception. Both bands know how to make the most of a limited amount of time and manage to fill it with devastatingly heavy music. A brilliant release worthy of anyone's interest or indeed money.

“Fister/Teeth” is available here


Band info: Fister |Teeth

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