Shanked is Wyatt Howland (Skin Graft) and Roman Levya (Plague Mother, Slit Throats). “Melee” is an unrelenting outburst of Midwest harsh noise, the distillation of the frustrations, ugliness, and anger forged in the post-industrial wreckage of Cleveland, Ohio. Six tracks of nonstop high-energy combustion. Monolithic heaviness abounds, but “Melee” has plenty of dynamism to keep the energy rush in a constant state of escalation. The union of two heavyweights of contemporary harsh noise. Mastered by Grant Richardson.