Sometimes I hear “cybergrind is shit”. They obviously never listened to this split album.
What we are delivered here is very professional work. You can easily hear that these tracks have not been puked out in five seconds by some guy with fruity loops going “let’s put the pitch down, make a random pattern and blast bloody distortion”.
16-武装翼の女神 delivers skillfull guitar play with actual leads, which is rare enough to be noted in this style. I don’t speak about “look look I’m so technical dudes” leads, I speak about melodies that fit perfectly into the track and don’t edulcorate it any single bit. Instead, it provides one extra-layer of dystopian atmosphere to the whole thing.
The cyber part of their music is not just drum machines oh no no no far from that! They use weird electronic patterns which, as the lead guitar parts, contribute to convey a very particular mood to their tracks. The whole thing is very coherent and you won’t get bored any second.
The Orbalisk side is similar and very different in the same time. It relies much more on the electronic aspects than 16-武装翼の女神 and their two tracks are way longer. It’s still noisy but also much more atmospheric than the previous band. What is great is that they manage to convey the same mood than 16-武装翼の女神 and we can totally see a guiding line between both bands works.
I definitely recommend to get this great split! You can grab it for free here