Usurpress / Bent Sea - Animalist 10" (Black vinyl)



I don't think I've ever met someone who is as much into grindcore as Bent Sea's project mastermind Dirk Verbeuren. Although you probably wouldn't be able to hear much grind in his drumming with Soilwork for the past decade, Verbeuren channelled his love of the oft-misaligned style through this side project.

While I would certainly prefer to hear Bent Sea's grind destiny fulfilled with more substantive releases, this split with Swedish death metallers Usurpress is solid; not merely for the fact that both bands' material is relatively strong, but also in that the different approach each has brought to the split compliments the other.