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Logn / Manslaughter: Split


Published June 1, 2010

Exploding out of the gate in true Nasum fashion, both guns grinding, with an evil yet instantly memorable main riff. To make a long story short, every Logn song, save for one, slays and impresses with remarkable ease. For a debut recording that is essentially a demo, really—their oldest member is 16—it’s a frighteningly focused and well executed effort and the majority of the music is not only promising, but simply fucking good. My only proper complaint is the blandness of the vocals.
Manslaughter’s focus is lacking, which is evident in how the songs end, or the lack of direction as to how they should finish them. Too many parts just fizzle out into nothingness, which leads me to believe these compositions and recorded efforts are not serious. Manslaughter is made up of members from distinguished scene bands like Plastic Gods, Muck and Severed Crotch. They are no strangers to good stuff, but you cannot really tell from this. No doubt we can have fun with this in a live setting, but I’ll rarely go back to this on CD.

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