Street Sects / Portrayal of Guilt - Street Sects / Portrayal of Guilt
Street Sects has been releasing a couple of 7" specials lately, all of which starts when they released "Things Will Be Better In Hell" via Artoffact Records. The 7" contained two wonderful singles from Street Sects, but this time they're going for the split routine for two more 7" vinyl. The first one, and coincidentally the one that has reached my hands is the "Street Sects / Portrayal of Guilt" 7" split that was released via Hand of Death Records.
This is not my first rodeo with Street Sects, so I can tell you that their single on the split 'In Contempt' is everything you would wish for from Texas based duo. The nasty drum samples are in full effect crafting the punk laden industrial noise that has practically made them a household name in every industrial enthusiast's house. The almost aggravated, spoken word clean vocals mix well with the overpowering screaming Street Sects has been championing. My favorite moment on the track came around the minute and twenty second mark where synthetic noise filtered the background over the fiercest screams imaginable.
That being said, this is the first time I've ever heard of Portrayal of Guilt, but there was no better way for me to be introduced to them than through this split. While their genre is punk, the lunacy Portrayal of Guilt contains is on full display combining elements of thrash metal, punk, and a bit of black metal. The song only lasts for about two minutes, but within it they cover so much ground from frantic beats to harsh screams. After about a minute of their mental breakdown, the song collapses into a variety of screeching noise and other electronic disturbances. Talk about a thrill ride.
The 7" record is also a sight to behold. Every aspect of has artwork for both Street Sects and Portrayal of Guilt from the artwork on the sleeve, to the insert found within, straight to the record itself. I got myself the purple variant whose deep dark color goes well with the overwhelming prowess of the bands contained within. The 7" is still available for order so hurry fast and grab yours before they're gone.
May 17 2018
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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