This is a review of a split between Cleveland, Ohio/Belgium's Integrity and Dallas, Texas's Power trip which will be released in June by Magic Bullet Records and we will start off the review with Integrity who returns with their dark mixture of hardcore punk and metalcore.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy sound and melodic guitar leads which are also used in the later songs before going into a fast hardcore direction along with some aggressive shouting vocals and the music also brings in the heaviness of extreme metal while elements of punk can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean playing is introduced on the last track along with a brief use of spoken word parts, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Integrity and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Beneath Black Flames We Ride".
Next up is Power Trip a band that plays a crossover form of thrash metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very hard and heavy old school thrash metal sound which they also mix in with a great amount of hardcore elements while the solos and leads also bring in an extreme mixture of both genres and the vocals are also bring in a very aggressive screaming and shouting style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both mid paced and fast parts and back up gang shouts are introduced on the second track, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Power Tip are a very great sounding crossover band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Suffer No Fool".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of thrash, crossover and hardcore, you should check out t his album. 8 out of 10.