Tuesday 12 July 2016

Guevnna/Self Deconstruction - Split 7"


1. Guevnna - Parasitic
2. Self Deconstruction - Vulture/Our Graves/In His Name (Infest Cover)/Malice/K.A.P (Kill All Politicians) (Brutal Truth Cover)/Poor Replacement

I'm a little late with this write-up (sorry Christer!). This split 7" was released back in February by Christer's Kakusan Records (Nor) and W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A Records (Ger). It features two bands from the land of the rising sun (neither of whom I'd heard of before getting a heads up on this), Guevnna simply describes themselves as a rock band, while Self Deconstruction play madcap grindcore.

First up is Guevnna on the a-side with Parasitic. When I received the promo details for this, they were described as being disco-doom and I’m not going to contest that. Their take on doom is groovy and danceable in the same way that HIM is, but without the pop-sensibilities or clean vocals. Heavy guitars, familiar growls and authoritative percussion keep things on the right track, alongside the subtle electronica that resides in the mix. Guevnna will definitely appeal to a wide range of music fans with this. Typical of the Japanese to bend genres and to get away with it! Self Deconstruction puts six songs into one, so I’m not going to talk about each one individually. They play rabid, off-kilter grind and do a great job of paying homage to both Infest (In His Name) and Brutal Truth (K.A.P - Kill All Politicians) along the way. Those covers are sandwiched in between their own songs Vulture, Our Graves, Malice and Poor Replacement, with all but a split-second pause between each song. It’s intense stuff indeed! This split is one of the rare one’s that’s ambitious but completely right. The slow, catchy rock of Guevnna is complemented by the utter madness provided by Self Deconstruction. Essential is you’re not scared of breaking away from convention!.

Stream and download the full split below:-

Grab the physical 7" from Kakusan's bandcamp page above or from W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A Records here - http://www.wifagena.com/shop/7-/415/guevnna-/-self-deconstruction-split

Guevnna Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/guevnnaband/
Self Deconstruction Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/selfdeconstruction
Kakusan Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kakusanrecords
W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wifagena/

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