This is a review of a split ep between Greece's Swamp and U.S.A's Fetid Zombie called "Necromantic Passages" which will be released on September 15th by Morbid Visions Music and we will start off the review with Swamp a band that plays on old school mixture of black and thrash metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy guitar sound that evolves into more of a blackened thrash metal direction along with some blast beats and growling vocals that also add a touch of death metal to the bands musical style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The music is mostly rooted in the 80's while also having having a more modern touch and black metal screams can also be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when solos are used they are very melodic and old school sounding, on the second track they do a Tormentor cover while also closing their side of the split with one of their own songs, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover death, blasphemy, war and anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Swamp are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Inside The Catcomb Of The Undead".
Next up is Fetid Zombie a solo project that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal.
His side of the split starts out with exotic sounding acoustic guitars which also leads up to more of a ritualistic sound that also uses demonic chanting before going into more of a heavy and melodic death metal direction as well as the leads also using old school melodies and the vocals are done in a growling fashion.
Elements of Greek black metal can be heard in some parts of the songs and there is also a brief use of synths that makes the music more atmospheric at times and the riffs at times also bring in elements of thrash and traditional metal and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats are utilized, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover occultism and horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fetid Zombie and if you are a fan of black, death and thrash metal, you should check out their side of the sp RECOMMENDED TRACK "Oracle Of Death".
In my opinion this is very great sounding split and if you are a fan of black, death and thrash metal, you should check out this cassette. 8 out of 10.