GRAVES AT SEA/ ASUNDER
LIFE IS ABUSE
Bay Area doom merchants Graves at Sea and Asunder combine forces to produce a plodding, ominous three-track split disc. Up first are Graves at Sea, whose contributions leave an eerie aura complete with tortured vocals, foreboding composition, and a general sense of dread. Without losing an ounce of trepidation, Asunder takes the reigns for the closer, an unsettlingly perilous nineteen-minute affair that tests both your attention span and pain threshold. Dually displaying sinister urges and rambling dirges, this disc is prime meat for the gloom and doom set.