Confine – Setting Fire to the Western Hemisphere

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Confine
Setting Fire to the Western Hemisphere
Witch Hunter

Comprising of members of numerous UK underground bands, including Corrupt Moral Altar, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Gets Worse, Oblivionized, Horsebastard and Human Cull, Confine are the latest supergroup to explode into the UK extreme scene and as if their previous fine form didn’t tell you anything, their latest project is just as crushing and visceral on their debut release ‘Setting Fire to the Western Hemisphere’. The eight tracks on offer here exemplify the typical rage and raw power that exists in our country’s circles today, and if the artwork doesn’t tell you what to expect, then you’re probably not a grind fan. It’s a bleak harangue on self-reflection, getting drunk, apathy and each member seeks to outdo themselves to the next level and more. Stream this crusher below and get on the pre-orders – release is imminent!

Peter Clegg

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Oblivionized/Plague Widow -This Black Earth

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Oblivionized/Plague Widow
This Black Earth (split)
Buriedinhell

Oblivionized are still in rude health despite the loss of one of their members, proving they still work fluently as a three-piece. Their contribution doesn’t show the experimentation that they displayed at the close of ‘Nullify the Cycle‘, sticking very much to what they know, which is the slamming tech-deathgrind for which they’re becoming known. ‘Hope is the First Sign of Defeat’ is a stormer, starting with the famous ‘I’m not going to take it anymore!‘ speech from ‘Network‘ before unleashing the hell, even allowing for a warcry of the song’s title in the middle. Its just a tiny pinch of additional melody to their sound in that moment, but not one that dilutes their sound and their two tracks are a worthy addition to their arsenal. San Francisco’s Plague Widow don’t necessarily set themselves apart but why bother when you can be just as furious. Their sound is fast and guttural, a bit on the technical side but not too weedly-weedly, and they make a hell of a racket for a duo. ‘Malignant’ in particular is a beast.

This has been out a little while now, and all European CD release copies have now sold out. I can’t find a download option anywhere but you can stream it and you can still buy the vinyl from Buriedinhell Records in the US. Do stream it below though, and get smashed.

Peter Clegg

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