Viva Italia! Two soot bedraggled grind ogres from Italy share wax and violent tendencies here, one band tried and tested the other new so consider this split a nice albeit small sampled summation of the brawn in Italy's modest grind scene. First up are Dysmorfic - veterans who probably don't need much of an intro other than that alongside Cripple Bastards they are the most prolific and assiduous of the peninsulas bands. Those uninitiated to the bands endemic breed of scum-addled deathgrind slathered in thick brutish grime will run the risk of concussion should they not dodge those wide arced swipes of hellish din. Their side is split into two fully fleshed tracks complete with the consuming smear of necrotic tissue in this case represented by a particularly nefarious string routine that whilst good even at its weakest moments, now and again throbs through some seductive black magic.
Death On / Off are a much newer band and it shows only in the more positive of senses, their tone is far more wirey and their music altogether is far more energetic and enthusiastic. Tensile riffs and a bed of blast beats are punctuated with your typical duo/plurastic range of grindcore vocals, one being your typical animalistic high and the other that booze gurgling mouth frothing low. Death On / Off throw in a few microsongs and more normal grind lengths, this compounded by their haste makes their half a lot more dense and claustraphobic. The only downside to their otherwise stellar performance is the overlapping porn samples that come at various points in the music, it just kills off all the intensity they fought tooth and nail to build and in that sense seems rather counter-intuitive.