GEHENNA & INTEGRITY
7′ Split Review
So what happens when GEHENNA links up with INTEGRITY for a split that’s out now via Holy Terror? I will tell you what happens: it’s all out audio murder against the weak of heart! From the GEHENNA song titles alone – “Parallel Hells” & “Amphetimine Psychosis” – you know that this band wants to cut the tongues out of the false prophets’ mouths. It’s fucking awesome the way the band uses dirgey feedback to set the tone of destruction that they are about to unleash upon you. On both tunes, GEHENNA is able to blend the cold cold nordic winds of black metal with the cyco sleaze of hardcore to perfection! What I’m really impressed with is the interaction between the vocals and the pungent riffs. When you reach the end of “Amphetimine Psychosis” you realize that you don’t want this ride of terror to end! Then this insanely emotional killer riff kicks in for the INTEGRITY song, before it takes you off in another gnarly direction. It’s the fucking guitar playing on “I Know VVhere Everyone Lives” that keeps you pushing the repeat button. The balance between Dwid’s vocal delivery and the rest of the music is on point. What you realize when you hear the INTEGRITY song is that this band has many different influences and are not afraid of allowing them to organically become a part of what they create. This is why I dig this song so much – because of the different dimensions of musical inspiration that are alive in this song. Actually, when I listen to this 7″ it inspires me to do what I have to do in my daily grind.
Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.
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