1/2 Southern North are a solo project from Greece that plays an experimental and avant garde mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of her 2022 album "Narrations Of A Fallen Soul" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Fog Foundation.
Avant garde style synths and heavy riffing starts off the album while the slower sections of the songs also bring in elements of doom metal. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording and operatic female vocals are also a very huge part of this release.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the music also gets very experimental sounding at times. When spoken word parts are utilized they also give the album more of a ritualistic feeling along with some folk instruments also being used briefly as well as one song also also adding in a brief use of slide guitars and when the music finally speeds up black metal influences and blast beats can also be heard, the recording also closes with a cove r of Bathory's "Song To Hall Up High".
1/2 Southern North plays a musical style that takes experimental, avant garde black and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of her own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cove r Occultism themes.
In my opinion 1/2 Southern North is a very great sounding experimental and avant garde mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hearts Of Hades" and "Remnants Of Time". 8 out of 10.