Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Livid/No Funeral - Split

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Livid recently burst into the metal consciousness with their majestic upcoming record Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes due out July 14th with Prosthetic, No Funeral meanwhile have made a name for themselves in recent years as one of the best bands to come out of the surprisingly rich Minneapolis scene. The split between these two bands is a simple monstrosity, something that you can get lost in and which reminds us time and time again of the burning power that this kind of music can have over our hearts and our minds.

The Prosthetic signees kick off their side of the split with some colossal riffage, potent vocals and those crushing emlodies that you can't help but to love. Livid have quickly proven that they are a very special band and I think that a lot of people are going to very quickly buy into the sound that they have so easily crafted for themselves. Meanwhile No Funeral bring out a demented doom assault with a pulsing bottom end that drives their two tracks forward. There is something strangely mesmerizing about the way that their brand of sludge doom crushes its way into your heart, reminding you time and time again of why this band has come to dominate their city.

When it comes down to it this is a great split because not only does it combine likeminded bands from a similar geographical region but it gives us a unique look at both bands. Livid's 18 minute long contribution to the split is far longer than anything on Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes and this is No Funeral's first split, at least as far as I can tell, helping to present the band in a new and exciting way. When all is said and done it's a pleasure to lose yourself in these things and I'm very curious to see how both bands evolve!

Find the bands on Facebook!

Livid: https://www.facebook.com/lividirate/

No Funeral: https://www.facebook.com/nofuneralmpls

2 comments:

  1. For LP preorders go here: https://livefastdierecs.bandcamp.com/album/no-funeral-livid-split-lp

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  2. Video preview of the LP here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg-XZv34Jto

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