This is a review of a split ep between U.S.A's Depleted and Italy's A Vintage Death which will be released in December by Nailbat Tapes and we will start off the ep with Depleted a solo project that plays a mixture of funeral doom/death metal and harsh noise.
His side of the split starts out with a very distorted, slow and heavy funeral doom metal direction while his track is also over 12 minutes in length. When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with the vocals being deep yet guttural death metal growls.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some grim screams also being added into the background briefly which also adds in a touch of black metal. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as a brief use of clean playing and harsh noises can also be heard at times, all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Depleted ate a very great sounding mixture of funeral doom/death metal and harsh noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project.
Next up is A Vintage Death who returns with a mixture of black, doom and death metal.
His side of the split starts out with some clean playing and drum beats before going into a heavier direction while also introducing death metal growls into the music. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with some clean vocals also being utilized briefly and black metal screams are also utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style as well as brief use of cries as well a s a small amount of blast beats and tremolo picking when the music finally speeds up. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and depression themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from A Vintage Death and if you are a fan of black, doom and death metal, you should check out his side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, doom and death metal. 8 out of 10.