This is a review of a split album between India's Dormant Inferno and Pakistan's Dionysus called "Beyond Forgotten Shores' which will be released in April by Transcending Obscurity India and we will start off the review with Dormant Inferno a band that plays an atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts off with a very heavy, melodic and atmospheric sound along with some growls that gives the music an early 90's doom/death metal sound and black metal screams can also be heard at times along with most of t he tracks being very long and epic in length and the songs also add clean playing in certain sections of the recording.
Synths can b e heard quite a bit through their 3 songs and when solos and leads are utilized they are in a very melodic musical direction and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts and all of the songs stick to a slow yet heavy musical direction, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover death, despair, love, addiction and social issues.
In my opinion Dormant Inferno are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal and if you a re a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Deliverence".
Next up is Dionysus a band that plays a mixture of black, doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and melodic sound along with some black metal screams a few seconds later and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording and the songs bring in a mixture of acoustic and heavy parts and the solos and leads the band uses also stick to a very melodic musical direction.
At times the music speeds up a bit and also brings a small amount of blast beats onto their side of the recording and both of their tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in a 90's black/gothic/doom/death feeling at times and on the last track a few seconds of spoken word parts are added into t he song, the production on both of their tracks sounds very professional while the lyrics cover doom, despair, death and nature.
In my opinion Dionysus are a very great sounding atmospheric and melodic mixture of black, doom, and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band and there side of t he split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Beneath The Skies of War".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the more atmospheric sides of black, doom and death metal. 8 out of 10.