Hummingbird Of Death combine thrash metal, punk and hardcore into five short but intense songs. 'Holding Down The Fort' is my favourite on this split, sounding like punk rock with blast beats. This sheer speed is present throughout most of the songs. Only 'People want you dead' is a tiny bit slower and comes quite close to actual punk rock.
Yet, for the main part, this is extreme fastcore that will probably blow your head off, and so are the songs the Raid delivered. There is not a lot of difference between the two bands, making them perfect for this kind of split.
Raid features two members from Septic Death. Their three songs are also extremely fast punk songs which barely avoid becoming absolute chaos. I can imagine the moshpits in front of the stage and the skaters a bit further, all going absolutely berzerk on these intense songs.
So if you're into punk, thrash and grindcore, you really should check this out. This is an excellent addition to any hardcore collection and quite a decent piece of work to wake up to...