Dead Hand and Machinist! join forces to produce a hammerfall split that will leave your ears ringing.
Machinist! is a high-test metal band with a gravely disposition and clobbering attitude. The band – Jeff Hill (vocals), Jeremy McGuire (drums), Matt Marshall (guitar), and Matt Zagorski (bass) – offer two songs on the split. The first one opens with the flick of a Zippo then proceeds to tear down the tin shack with fearsome aggression in “Bask In The White Light.” The song bends to doom in the second half and finishes with noise. “The Nail” has a slower beginning but has just as much shouting. Never fear, they do wail on you and the tempo becomes clompy with a punk sneer before the wrap.
Dead Hand is a doom operation peopled by Clifton Carr (guitar and vocals), Shannon Harris (synth and vocals), Stephen Williams (guitar and vocals), Carson Pace (drums), and Andrew Seth (bass). Their track is “Muirgeilt” and it flows over you for almost eight minutes like thick cement laced with sharp, rusty pieces of steel. You feel a filtered gothic atmosphere, an overriding sense of decadence and, especially in the middle, inevitable suffocation. It is a terrorizing piece that conjures calamity.
These three songs taken together are a menace to your sanity. The styles are very different and the complement each other. Recommended.
Friday March 19th is the release day, and with a digital preorder you can hear two out of the three tracks now. Bandcamp is the easy hook-up.
Dead Hand photo by Dakota Williams.
Machinist! Photo by Matt Zagorsky.
Machinist! Bandcamp, https://machinistga.bandcamp.com/
Dead Hand Bandcamp, https://deadhandcollective.bandcamp.com/
Machinist! Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/machinistga
Dead Hand Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/deadhandcollective