Review Summary: With musical backgrounds spanning from numerous well known bands from Neurosis to Eyehategod, Corrections House fuse all of this influences into a pair of songs for the Apocalypse.
A supergroup can be a tricky thing for many reasons. For one whenever a group of well known musicians, whether it be mainstream or underground, form a supergroup the music displayed will be overshadowed by the influence of mainly only one of the members the band. Another reason is when the expectations of the supergroup is set so high and the hype is so big for the groups material the end product lacks luster. If Corrections House can be considered a supergroup then they definitely put there own spin on the whole thing with their debut 7" with the band members focusing more as a musical unit and not so much as one member sticking out from the rest.
With the members of Corrections House being Scott Kelly (Neurosis) on guitar,Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium/Minsk) on noise/electronics/effects, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on vocals/saxophone/effects and Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) on vocals there is a lot of musical variety coming out from each members musical backgrounds. Although there are only two tracks on here Corrections House finds a way to create a bleak and apocalyptic landscape within it's twelve minutes of play. Starting this Ep is the groups first single "Hoax The System" with it's sharp piercing drone lasting for the first 20 seconds until a single drum beat kicks in alongside Scott Kelly's slow moving guitar chords which are then followed by Mike IX's shouting of lyrics in a spoken word famous which almost sounds like Mike is standing on a podium in a town square yelling to a crowd of people demanding they revolt. The second and final track to this 7" is the track "Grin with a purpose" which is much more bleak and barren compared to it's predecessor with Sanford's effects of clanging metal and almost factory sounding effects and Scott's guitar slowly ringing out until the tempo picks up and Mike's vocals kick into a straight up spoken word piece along side Bruce Lamont's vocal and saxophone effects.
Even though This 7" only contains two tracks Corrections House provides enough variety and personality to these songs to keep the listener coming back for more. Each of the band's member displays their talents greatly without stealing the spotlight and making themselves work more as a group to create an engaging musical experience where many other supergroups lack in.