Double edged French Crust: Human Compost-Geraniüm split 7″
This one’s a real gem if you’re into Crust with some melodic overtones. Two excellent French bands carved into vinyl as black as their sound. It came out in 2010 already, so maybe you heard about the bands earlier…
Human Compost deliver the more aggressive side, two short tracks clocking in at 2½ and 2 minutes leave no no prisoners to be taken and hit you right in the face with some decent D-beat drumming. The first track, “Sous Terre, Le Silence”, has a nice R’n’R riff tossed in while the second song features a more thrashier approach and comes up with nifty lead guitar work. The cover of this side is part of some kind of tryptich to be completed with two other split EP’s. A lyrics sheet is also included, but as both songs are in French, I can’t tell anything about the content.
Geraniüm tend to be a little bit more “progressive”, as far as this term can be used in this genre… The songs show that this band is capable of composing beyond the path of sheer brutality, blending in smooth interludes and interesting bass lines along the way.
1. Human Compost – Sous Terre, Le Silence (2:29)
2. Human Compost – Double Zero (2:03)
3. Geraniüm – Differnt Path (3:16)
4. Geraniüm – La Raffle (4:35)
Nine DIY labels have been involved in order to bring this platter to your turntable, so feel free to support the underground and contact Dingleberry Records if you’re interested in buying a copy! Visit Human Compost here and Geraniüm here. Sound samples are available on both sites. Check out the neat artwork of the inlay (click to enlarge):