Monday, August 10, 2020

Acid metal split from Megalith Levitation / Dekonstruktor with CD


Megalith Levitation / Dekonstruktor split CD

Last year, Fuzzy reviewed the excellent Russian doom metal band MEGALITH LEVITATION, and they're back with a split with Russian brothers DEKONSTRUKTOR. Spoiler alert -- this is easily one of the most cohesive and badass splits that I've heard in a long time, and by that I mean, these 4 tracks sound like the two bands worked it out in advance so that their songs blended together to make one awesome album. Check out their new split on Bandcamp: 

Megalith Levitation delivers an excellent opening track, but then really kills it with "Despair" which piles such a great guitar solo over the top of the doom trip (about half way through) that it's time to find a word that heavier than "heavy."

One of the best things about a split is that often you find out about a new band. I'm already a fan of Megalith Levitation, but Dekonstruktor is completely new to me. So now I have another band I really dig. More bands should do splits! 1 + 1 = 3 for sure. 

Dekonstruktor plays the same, slower-paced sludge that you hear in Megalith Levitation, but that's not to say they sound the same. They have their own style, but they share the same appreciation for non-stop, on-going, brain-bashing, never-ending fuzz that makes this entire split so rewarding. 

One difference between the two bands, is that while Megalith Levitation has the chants and screams, Dekonstruktor delivers vocals that are more in the psych or spaced-out variety. Dekonstruktor also brings a bit more psych or maybe even a bit more experimentation to their music. Check out the start of "Beheaded Horizon."

Both of these bands deliver slow, pounding, acid metal and sludge with hints of psych and drone, and with a combined length of nearly 40 minutes, your brain will be pummeled into the kind of mush that will make you hit that repeat button. This is really good. 

These two bands go together really well. A split is not a sampler or a compilation. A split should be two bands that complement each other, and ideally the entire album plays with a cohesive sound and sonic order. This one does for sure.

Both bands also deliver a hint of drone on these tracks, or more so if the songs were played a little slower. The heavy repetitiveness of the sludge really hammers the riffs into your brain. Fuzzy digs it!

This is an excellent split and it's a great way to find 1 or 2 new Russian sludge bands if these bands are new to you.

Fuzzy's favorites: All the tracks are excellent, but I'll lean towards each of the band's longer songs. I guess because I'm a glutton for punishment.

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