Mastering Lich “Moloch​/​Lich Split” on Dry Cough, Vendetta, and Vetala.

“After almost two years in the pipeline, early 2016 will finally see the release of the much anticipated split LP from Nottingham sludgers Moloch, and (the sadly now defunct) Margate hardcore quintet, Lich.

Despite regular forays onto the live circuit to destroy eardrums alongside such great bands as Cloud Rat, Full of Hell, and Thou, the two tracks from Moloch represent the band’s first recorded material since their Dry Cough co-released split 7″ with Haggatha way back in May 2014. You’ll be very happy to hear that they continue to spit forth their own unique strain of abrasive, bile-drenched sludge; but while that abrasiveness is more noticable than ever (even more so live!), their sound has continued to evolve; the clever use of controlled feedback, the hints of noise rock, the TONE! These guys just keep getting better and better.

The flip side, while offering a decided change in pace, offers no respite in terms of sheer face-pummelling brutality. The Margate 5-piece sadly called it a day back in 2013, but before they did, they recorded these 8 tracks with the intention of releasing a couple of split 7″s. For whatever reason, these never materialised so they decided to compile them all for this release. All but one of the songs clock in at under two minutes, but the band cram in a hell of a lot into each track; a vicious concoction of fast and sludgey slow riffs, ear-piercing feedback, and throat-destroying vocals. The perfect foil for the jarring, lumbering offering from their friends on the other side.

The sleeve features the stunning artwork of Patrick Milsom.”

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