Genocidium - "Iron & Blood" EP 2018 [7/10]

We spent a long time waiting for this EP with 2 previously unreleased songs by Genocidium, one per side. Released by the russian label Barbatos Productions in a ultra limited, hand numbered, 60gr, 7 inches, clear vinyl in a gatefold jacket.

It feels a little different to the touch than other similar items in my collection, that is because it's a "lathe cut", made one at the time by cutting the grooves into a piece of solid lacquer, not like the usual series-pressed discs, and that makes this one special. What else could we ask for?

Side A contains the title track "Iron & Blood" while side B encases "D-Day". Both are around 3 minutes long with a mid tempo base alternating with some faster sections. Made of stripped down guitar arrangements, simple but effective riffing, put together with the furious screams of Profanum.  A thing I like about this album is that a real drummer plays, rather than using a drum machine as in previous releases. 

This is a solid short record that may seem slowed down if compared to the full length "Anti-Human Nuclear Hatred" but is still enjoyable, the best piece being “D-Day” in side B, it’s a nice piece for any collector interested in Salvadoran extreme metal.

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