Gloom Pit inaugurates itself with an intense split effort from Pittsburgh/Los Angeles based Dendritic Arbor and Oakland's Infinite Waste. Dendritic Arbor continue's their noise-tinged take on blackened compositions and boundary testing songwriting with two cuts (and a bonus extended noise piece ): Ishi and Snake Oil. Both are amalgamations of all disciplines of metal and blur between scene and style throughout. Tortured vocals, contorted riffing and crisp drums solidify the DA side as a creature of its own, comparable to none (much like their critically acclaimed debut, Romantic Love on Grimoire Records). Converge's Kurt Ballou helmed the engineer duties to extend the brutality with Noel Mueller (of Romantic Love / Grimoire Records fame) in the guest engineer chair.
Infinite Waste is a refreshing take on blackened death metal, grind, punk and anti-establishment themes; with two impeccably composed pieces recorded to perfection by Zach Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios. The things that stand out among this Oakland, CA trio's work is their ability to flesh out crisp, accessible riffs over chaotic rhythms to truly showcase their songwriting skills and knowledge of new methods of arrangement. In Life Till Rot and Suicide Room are both disgustingly grim and vicious while retaining a humane element of protest and loss.
7" is co-released with Sound Devastation (UK), Horror Pain Gore Death (US) & xENEMYx (US).
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"Anyone who claims that metal, as a genre, is stuck in a creative rut hasn’t heard Dendritic Arbor. Earlier this year, the band’s album Romantic Love provided both grindcore and black metal with a swift kick in the pants; now the song “Snake Oil,” recorded at CRT Boston with Kurt Ballou, proves that Romantic Love was no fluke. Dendritic Arbor are the real deal; they don’t push the envelope, they shove it to the floor and kick it while it’s down."
"In the past I’ve described Dendritic Arbor as “blacker than a nun’s eyes and crusty as fuck,” and since then the Steel City’s resident crossover metal practitioners have only become more brazen and, holy shit, way noisier. The newest release from Dendritic Arbor, a split with Oakland, CA’s Infinite Waste, is a testament to persistent evolution, a submission of composed chaos that is synonymously current and progressive.
The split album is the first release of the newborn Gloom Pit, based out of Columbus, OH, and it promises to be a high standard for the fresh label to hold itself to. Dendritic Arbor’s released track is an explosion of sound and fury that delivers on what the band has built for audiences across the country over the past handful of years. Snake Oil is a three minute sprint through contorted guitar riffs and strained vocals, held together solely by precise, yet unpredictable, drums."
- BREAKING BANDCAMP
"Both Dendritic Arbor and Infinite Waste give you ear drum slashing riffs, somersaulting drumming, lacerating bass lines and vocals that would shred the throats and vocal chords of any mere mortal. Both bands and every song has the capability to pummel you six feet into the ground and they both exercise that capability freely. Once you click play you get thrust into a head caving listen that leaves your head spinning and your ears bleeding in the best way possible. Only two speeds exist on this release and those are: fast and even faster. Dendritic Arbor and Infinite Waste play at mach five speeds and don’t slow down for anyone to catch up as they bulldoze through everything with ease."
- CADAVER GARDEN