This is a review of a split ep between California's Swampbeast and Kentucky's Void Terror called 'Holocaust Of Terrestrial Empires" which was released by Me Saco un Ojo and we will start off the review with Swampbeast a band that plays a cavernous mixture of death metal and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with a very distorted amp sound before going into a very fast and brutal grindcore direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly cavernous sounding death metal screams while screams are also utilized at times, the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on their side of the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies at times as well as always sticking to a heavier direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror themes.
In my opinion Swampbeast are a very great sounding cavernous mixture of death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Chant Of Bolotnik".
Next up is Void Terror a band that plays a blackened form of death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark, heavy and melodic sound while the vocals also add in a decent amount of guttural yet cavernous sounding death metal growls. When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats and black metal elements can also be heard
The music also adds in a decent mixture of both old school and modern influences along with the solos and leads also being done in a very chaotic style. Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, when synths are utilized they also give the music more of a sci fi atmosphere and a touch of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the music. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror themes.
In my opinion Void Terror are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Second Death".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, death metal and grindcore. 8 out of 10.