CxMxP Review: CxMxP is a really promising new german band, the style is grind mixed with gore & a dash of death metal type groove... Songs are kept at a pretty steady/fast pace and relatively short, most of the time around 1 minute and a half... Song-writing is tight, the band sounds pretty dynamic only using very simple but effective, raw and in-your-face riffs that just hook you... Everything really flows quite well thanks to some very catchy drumming. The band also has a definite chaotic and noisy side of course, jolting grinding blasts and extremely loud and repulsive vocals from raucous low pitch-shifted gory growls to ripping shrieks. Sound is rather harsh, with plenty of raw guitar distortion, still retaining heaviness perhaps from the instruments being so downtuned... All in all definitely a band with a lot of potential, just check em out!
d.h.i.b.a.c. Review: And now for something completely different... This is french grinding, energetic "fastcore" (I think it's the term?!), swift speed, tight-as fuck drumming, alternating crushing blastbeats, crusty d-beats, and a few groovy pounding midtempos too, tranchant guitar riffs, angry shouting and screaming vocals... Nice, raw but clear production, typical of the genre... Just think DropDead! This is simply really good, tight fast grindcore, kind of the polar opposite of CxMxP though so I was surprised but this is a pretty killer split!