Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hanging Rotten - Your Cheatin' Heart (2001)


"Hanging Rotten are a grindcore/sludge band from North Carolina featuring members from Seven Foot Spleen. They released a self titled EP in 2001, a full-length album Your Cheatin’ Heart, a split with Verge on Reason entitled At Odds, and contributed two songs to the “Transcendental Maggot” compilation. The time of date in which they broke up is unknown."

There isn't much known about this band to date. I had to surf the internet for a bit and look for some information to update the description (there wasn't one before). My friend on, Numerator_41, hooked me up with this album a few months ago and instantly turned it away because the tracks were labeled as A side and B side, not individual tracks. He messaged me earlier today saying he upped the album from his collection and separated the tracks so I decided to give it a listen. I'm quite surprised with how it turned out and how awesome this band truly is. Sure, it may not be the best recording but it's what you get out of it is what truly matters. To get a band from 2001 that combines both influences is remarkable  because it seems this whole grindcore/crust infused sludge is much more of a trend nowadays then it was back then. Yeah, there were bands like Dystopia doing it but it just seems a lot more common in this music world today. DON'T GET ME WRONG THOUGH!! I fucking love the incorporation but I'm just saying... yeah. Nevermind. I will shut up. If you're familiar with the band Agents of Satan I then I think it's safe to say that Hanging Rotten is most comparable to them. Maybe even a bit of Negative Standards? In any case, if you're looking for some dirty grind/sludge fusion that has a raw and distinct sound, Hanging Rotten is your safest bet.  As for the album cover, I couldn't find one. ._. Oh well. This vinyl picture will have to suffice.

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