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Misery Index/Structure Of Lies - Split (9/10) - USA - 2003

Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore
Label: Deep Six Records
Playing time: 20:35
Band homepage: Misery Index
Band homepage: Structure Of Lies

Tracklist:

    Structure Of Lies
  1. Hell Carried On >mp3
  2. Listen Carefully >mp3
  3. Procession Of Fools
  4. The Wake (Live)

    Misery Index
  5. The Living Shall Envy The Dead
  6. Demand The Impossible
  7. Panopticon >mp3
Misery Index - Split
So by this point "Retaliate" wasn't out yet and MISERY INDEX felt it necessary to tease us with yet another split before finally committing themselves to a full length. With material this good however, you take what you can get and you hope that they let you have more when they're good and ready.

The split starts off with the new defunct (?) STRUCTURE OF LIES, a band I had never heard of before, but hey, that's what splits like this are for, getting some cool unreleased material from one band and discovering another! Right off the bat you can hear that this is a good pairing. STRUCTURE OF LIES know what they're doing and that's kicking your ass. Totally top-notch technical Grind with a few interesting twists here and there. Nothing bizarre or anything, just some great fills and riffs that catch your ear and make it easy for you to tell them apart from others I the pack.

Really, what's left to say about MISERY INDEX? Everything they do absolutely smokes. Their three tracks are Death Grind of the highest order, putting many of the so-called leaders of the genre in their place and showing them how it's done. Always full of aggression and just the right amount of groove to make it brutal, but thrashy enough to headbang to, MISERY INDEX have shown that in the short while they've been together that they are destined to be at the forefront of the new millennium of Grind.(Online January 23, 2004)

Mark McKenna



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