Dead Body Collection/ Vomir - Split [R.O.N.F Records - 2010]This split brings together two of the most prolific, brutal and unrelenting Harsh Noise wall acts. On the right hand side we have Serbian based Dead Body Collection whose amassed twenty plus release of his gory and medical obsessed barbaric sound torture since the project inception in late 09. Then on the left hand side we have the black plastic bag wearing, nihilistic and total unrelenting French act Vomir whose amassed coming on for sixty plus releases since the project started in 06.
The pro-pressed CDR comes in a slim-line DVD black plastic case with professional printed yet grim looking black and white artwork, and a gloss yet grimy card inlay detailing the tracks origin and each party’s related place on the net.
Up first we have Dead Body Collection with the great and grimy titled “Burn Your Skin, I like The Smell of it” which finds the Serbian sonic sleaze merchant offering up a forty minute track of battering and flesh roasting tight walled matter. The tracks an mid-paced to fast mixture of buffeting ‘n’ bashing deep drones, and feasting ‘n’ jittering smaller static batterings that meet together in an all engulfing and grim wave of sound. The 'wall' seems to move and shift in a battering and weaving manner as it rages along, but in reality I think it’s pretty stayed & tied down this seeming movement is just the sign of a what great wall maker DBC is.
Secondly & lastly we of course have Vomir with another forty minute track that's entitled “Le Peuple Des Miroirs” ( English translation People Of the Mirrors). The ‘wall’ on offer here is crusty, crude and extremely unrelenting, and it finds vomir unfolding a unchanging flow of grey and enclosing judder bound static tones that stay mid-paced and hope sucking through-out. I don’t whether it’s because DBC wall was so huge and batter, or that this is really one of Vomir more bleak moments- but this wall really feels very barren, stark and almost black ‘n’ white in it’s feel. Anyway which ever it is “Le Peuple Des Miroirs” is very effective in setting you in a very morose and entranced state.
So all in all this is very rewarding yet total unrelenting split from these two European HNW projects. It’s also a little less ltd than a lot of HNW releases with 67 copies in all been pressed of this, so this should be fairly easy to get hold of if you act fairly fast!Roger Batty