Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Toxicbreed release covers compilation

Toxicbreed has released its first covers compilation, Casa de Diversion: Covers Vol. 1 for free download on their blog now but you can also stream it below. The compilation features some interesting takes on songs both predictable and from a little more leftfield. Vestiges and Caulfield are prepping the release of their split 7”, both doing a cover each and the two songs are included on the comp. Vestiges take The Cranberries’ classic ‘Zombie’ and mould entirely into their own doomed out crust child. Meanwhile Caulfield daringly tackle Nirvana’s ‘Dive’.

Ohio’s blistering Masakari serve up a rendition of Discharge’s entire EP, Fight Back and the mighty Heartless, fresh off the release of their impressive first full-length Hell Is Other People, churn out a rather striking cover of His Hero Is Gone’s ‘Anthem for the Undesirables’, proudly playing homage to an obvious influence.

Spokane, Washington newcomers Losing Skin have only released two demos thus far but decide to have a go at Godflesh’s ‘Like Rats’, which we could probably have done with being left untouched. There are covers of anything from Dismember to Joy Division and Mayhem to At The Drive In. There are 34 tracks in total on Casa de Diversion I, so there’s plenty to get through, from intriguing takes to (sure to be thought) unforgivable abominations. Stream it below and click HERE for the two-part download. 

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