Saturday 4 May 2013

Huata / Bitcho - Split LP Review

HUATA / BITCHO split LP cover art 

HUATA are an Occult/Stoner/Sludge/Doom/Drone Metal Band from France

The members are:

Ronan Grall : Summon
Benjamin Moreau : Invoke
Christophe Marconato : Worship
Alexis Darnoux : Adore

Bitcho is a Doom/Sludge/Noise Rock Band from Remunj, Netherlands

The members are: sbjorn wim jaap joost johan tresjer

As people may know HUATA are aone of my fave french Stoner Metal bands. Their brilliant debut album - Atavist Of Mann - is a work of fucking genius. It's an album I recommended you all check out now. It's brutally heavy and a work of art all in one go.

Bitcho are another brilliant band who I am big fan of. Their incredible 2009 debut album - Toybox is an undisputed masterpiece of the genre. 5 songs that run for 2hrs or so. Don't believe me well check out their BandCamp Page.

Well the Sludge Metal Gods are finally shining on us today as these two brilliant heavyweights of Sludge/Stoner Metal have got together to release a Split Vinyl LP. And what a fucking release it is.

33 minutes of brilliant music by these two superb bands.

1. HUATA - the retaliator - 15:29
2. HUATA - hercolubus - 05:25
3. BITCHO - 10050 cielo drive - 12:44

Let me say this now this is the best Split LP Release I have heard this year. All of the tracks are simply superb. Huata's two tracks see the band on fine form with some truly astonishing Occult based Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs with some great psychedelic effects thrown in for good measure. The 20 minutes will take you on a great ride you will never forget.

And lastly we have Bitcho's track - 10050 cielo drive - another dreamy drone based epic full of eerie chanting and mixed with some sublime sonic riffage. It's been a while since Bitcho have released any new music. But if it's good as this then we are in for a treat for their next album.

The riffs start slowly until the 4th minute kicks in and then all hell breaks loose. Head for cover as your in for a hell of a ride. All in all this Split LP features two bands at the top of their game. It's a fucking blast from start to finish.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

You can buy the split LP via the excellent Music Fear Satan Record Label here. Thanks to Huata for sending me a copy. Much appreciated guys.

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