RR06 Vestiges / Caulfield Split
Formed in Washington DC in 2010, Vestiges set out to incorporate elements of hardcore, black metal, crust, d-beat, screamo, and post-rock to articulate their message both musically and lyrically through a series of albums that follow a central narrative about the relationship between man and nature. The band questions man's evolution as progress while cryptically referencing a broad spectrum of sociopolitical issues including industrialization, militarization, overpopulation, theism, and both human and animal rights.
Formed in California in 2008, Caulfield is a four-piece band from Sacramento that combines elements of sludge, doom, crust, and black metal into their brand of dark hardcore . The band's epic masterpieces and tragic dirges take direct aim at the establishment of the church and its followers to inspire a faithless generation to rebel and regain control of the natural world.
On February 15, 2012, Vestiges released a cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie" on a split with Caulfield through Replenish Records. 100% of the proceeds from the digital downloads of the album will be donated to Compassion Over Killing at http://www.cok.net in order to help promote a plant-based diet and expose the routine abuses forced upon animals raised for food through undercover investigations inside factory farms and legal advocacy.
#9 on American Aftermath's Top 10 Split Releases of 2012
"Vestiges have released a cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie," one of the heaviest songs to grace mainstream rock radio nearly two decades ago. This is featured on a split 7" with California's Caulfield, who play a unique and distinctly heavy style of dark hardcore that I really dig (and obviously think and hope that you will as well). Their song here is a cover of Nirvana's "Dive," coincidentally one of my favorite Nirvana songs." Hammer Smashed Sound
"Bands have been covering bands material for ages and in my time I have heard some strange covers. Many of the stranger ones are done poorly or they are just uninteresting. Well, post-blackened crust band Vestiges have completed work on a cover that I went into being very iffy. But believe me, once the track was done, my mind was fucked. Vestiges have covered The Cranberries‘ classic track “Zombie” for an upcoming compilation of cover songs by Casa De Diversion, who have put out some killer compilations in the past. Vestiges take the classic track and completely revamp it to make it fit their style. The track is slow and mesmerizing while being mournful and wicked at the same time. Definitely one of my favorite covers I have heard in a while. Good shit. The other cover is a spectacular rendition of Nirvana‘s “Dive” by the great Caulfield." American Aftermath
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