Do you remember the Judgement Night soundtrack? An interesting shmash-up of hip hop and metal/rock musicians tossed together to create a memorable compilation. Well, this isn’t quite like that but it is a collab split features two amazing hardcore bands from different countries utilizing experimental noise artists to lay noise in the perfect places to enhance and elevate the songs. TRANSIENT brings both blast-beats and hair-raising riffs ala CATTLEPRESS, while Eric Wood aka BASTARD NOISE weaves in anxiety-inducing buzzes and blips. Two songs in four minutes will leave you with your jaw agape and you will pick up your needle and listen to the ending multiple times. On the flip-side are two very competent Japanese bands, representing the blasters are Osaka’s COMPLETED EXPOSITION. CXE are a three piece who utilize two bass players who both sing and a more than competent drummer. The noise component is Tokyo’s 黒電話666 aka BLACKPHONE666. Their side sounds like SPAZZ playing a concert at the end of existence where time and space has started warping. To Live A Lie continues to be a DIY underground label who continues to stay the line of cutting-edge releases, and this split collab is a perfect example of taking hardcore punk/power violence and stepping up the style. Both groups and both noise artists are at the top of their game, and we couldn’t be more excited of this output.