Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Man Hands / L̶i̶c̶h̶ split 10"
Let's have a quick mention about how good the music is before we have a wee chat about how it's 'close, but no cigar' on the digital distribution front.
Man Hands blast through 7 tracks of tight, fast hardcore. A similar velocity and direction as Drop Dead or Hellnation. Riffs are interesting but there's none of that power violence fast-slow rhythms. Full speed ahead all the way.
Lich are great too. You may remember some of them from Battle Of Wolf 359. They've slowed the tempo down a bit and probably tuned down as well. Battering sludge fuelled brutality. One Eyed God Prophecy and Cattlepress and all that horrific savagery. Totally kick your head off live.
However, you can't hear their side. Well, you can hear one song here - http://lich.bandcamp.com/album/split-10-w-man-hands. But you can't hear the whole record.
You can buy half of the record digitally as Man Hands have got theirs up for 'pay as you like' but you can't buy the whole thing. And that's why it's 'close, but no cigar'. If you've read the description and had a quick listen then you should have come to the conclusion that it's something you'd want. However, unless you're a record collector, you can't buy the whole thing.
NB Bandcamp can now handle complicated tagging stuff for splits and compilations so it'd be an easy thing to change.
If you are a record collector here's the details on how to get a copy:-
Thanks to Robert/Adagio 830, Will & Lucy/Win Htein, Dr Tim/Dingleberry Records and Sam & Derek/Parade of Spectres the LICH/MAN HANDS 10" is finally out. We'll have it at shows, as will Lich, here's a bunch of links to buy it or trade. 7 songs from Man Hands, 3 from Lich. 500 copies.
Parade of Spectres - firstname.lastname@example.org http://paradeofspectres.blogspot.co.uk/
Win Htein - email@example.com http://winhteinrecords.blogspot.co.uk/
Bis Aufs Messer - http://bisaufsmesser.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22369
Adagio 830 - http://ww.adagio830.de
Dingleberry records - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dingleberry-records-and-distribution/118743564850504