Enemymine: Enemymine (K)
Download link and image courtesy of Pukekos.
Ofermod: Mysterion tes anomias (Pounding Metal)
OK, maybe that's a bit unfair to them. But the point is that you can hear pretty much everything that's being done on this EP on any number of other BM releases, many of which feature them being done better. There are some elements here that point towards something better, slightly more involved drumming mostly, and a few tricksy time shifts in the title track keep it from tedium, but for the most part it's standard black metal EP 101. On first listen it's moderately invigorating, but go back looking for anything else and you might find yourself highly disappointed. [6.3/10]
Download link and image courtesy of Gorgonizedsatanicalrambunctionings.
Super Furry Animals: Ice Hockey Hair (Creation)
So between those two songs you've got an unqualified winner of a 7" record, and probably the best SFA single of all time. That said, the CD version adds a couple of ultimately inconsequential tracks that really add nothing to the release other than 5 minutes. It leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth to be honest; here we had a nearly perfect 7", plenty long enough to be an EP in its own right, and instead of leaving it be they went and tacked on a couple of nothing pieces because...why? If they were more fully integrated into the flow of the EP I might be more forgiving, but as it is they just feel extraneous. Sure, it's only five minutes of a seventeen minute release, but it forces me to knock it down a bit all the same. [8.7/10] (9.7 for the 7" though).