Split Cranium Tracklist. 1. Little Brother Lyrics. 3. The Crevice Within Lyrics. Split Cranium Q&A. Record Label Hydra Head Records. More Split Cranium albums. I'm the Devil and I'm OK. Home.
Samae Koskinen from one of Lehtisalo's projects Steel Mammoth joined the fold as bassist, and Split Cranium was born. Even if you weren't aware of the origin tale, it would still be impossible to judge the quartet's self-titled debut as a straight-up collection of crust punk. Turner and Lehtisalo are both known for stretching and imploding genres, and as you might expect, this eight-song, 25-minute Kurt Ballou-produced "LP" isn't a spattering of your typical d-beat.
Split Cranium by Split Cranium, released 20 March 2012 1. Little Brother 2. Tiny Me 3. The Crevice Within 4. Blossoms from Boils 5. Sceptres to Rust 6. Black Binding Plague 7. Yellow Mountain 8. Retrace The Circle Includes Digital Bonus Track "Daniel Menche Mangled 'STR' Mix" SPLIT CRANIUM WANTS YOUR SKULL: Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse? How about play fast, die old and leave the next round of stiffs wondering what the shit their crusty old grandpop was up to back in the economically vibrant 20-teens, when liquid gold flowed down from Finland's . .
The performances, while not bearing a level of technicality that would be worth writing home about, are perfect for what Split Cranium are going for here. Speedy, face-melting, and catchy crust punk riffing dominates the music, accentuated by a spirited drum performance from Jukka Kröger and an abundance of those signature half-shouted, half-growled vocals that have been appearing less and less frequently ever since Celestial was released in 2000
A side project of sorts that feels like a bit like a series of tribute bands in a blender, Split Cranium is the kind of bit of ridiculous fun that ends up working not in spite of itself, but because it was supposed to work that way to start with. With Isis veteran Aaron Turner drafted in to provide a slew of vocal roaring over Jussi Lehtisalo and company's none-more-metal riffing insanity and moodsetting, Split Cranium pretty well sets a tone from the start with "Little Brother," almost riffing along as a hoarser-voiced Motörhead with more of a guitar lead.
Little Brother, 01:47.