Hundred Word Reviews: Split Cranium | ‘I’m The Devil and I’m OK’

split cranium new albumIn which members of burly acts like Sumac, Old Man Gloom, and Converge come together to make burly hardcore.¬†Imagine if Mammoth Grinder’s music was playful and the arrangements were influenced by mescaline, and you’re close. Elements of surf, d-beat, post-punk, and ambient permeate galloping (and catchy) compositions and make them more fun (and more interesting) than standard death-punk, while Aaron Turner attempts to cut through the din with his belch-bark. It’s a silly album title (with a sillier cover), yes. It’s also a lotta fucking fun.