VIRAL LOAD VS. PUTRID PILE
American one-man death metal bands Viral Load and Putrid Pile have comprised a six-track split EP complete with super sweet comic book horror artwork pitting themselves against each other entitled VIRAL LOAD VS. PUTRID PILE. Up first comes Viral Load with a batch of three songs consisting of ridiculous song titles (“Dog Food Lube”) and Dying Fetus worship ad nausea, resulting in a hackneyed start to this split. Putrid Pile follows with three tracks taking a much more technical approach with a noticeable set of upgraded production values at the helm of the attack, yet stumbles over the same retread tactics countless other death metal acts utilize a bit too often. Sadly, the best thing about this disc is the artwork.