The Hot Gospel side of things is hot garbage. I'm kidding of course. Now a three piece Hot Gospel are doing more with three members than most bands can do with five. There's a grungy sludgyness to the songs stemming from the bass now pulling double duty. Trevor's vocal work is almost inhuman on these tracks particularly during the breakdown of Petrified. Church Is Cancelled is an awesomely sarcastic and tongue in cheek song that hits hard. It's a great way to bring a bit of levity into the heaviness.
Both 156/Silence and Hot Gospel are excellent bands that while both are making heavy music are taking wildly different approaches to it. If you're looking for something that will keep surprising you but is consistently good look no further than The Spicy Boys Split.