For those not in the know, a Fistula is "a permanent abnormal passageway between two organs in the body or between an organ and the exterior of the body." Google it and you come up with all sorts of crazy photos like these instead of information on the band:
If that isn't enough to help you to figure out what Fistula is about, the artwork was done by Eric Harrison, bassist of Grief.
So you've got the imagery from the photos, you've got the sludge noteworthy artist, the music better live up to the set up. Surely it does. Six songs in twenty-eight doomed minutes. Seasoned EyeHateGod and Grief fans most likely already know about this band. Fistula manage to create a down-trodden, overly distorted, life-hating sound that actually draws the listener in and then assaults them. Like the best of the genre, the uglier the better. But I suppose you have to be set up mentally for this challenging music. If you have a fascination with the above photos, drop a needle on this record and have fun while you Google all the Fistula images you can find! If you are repulsed, well then you certainly haven't gotten this far in the review.