This is a review of a split ep between Michigan's Acid Witch and Ohio's Vaultwraith called "Spooky Vol. II" which was released on Halloween by Hells Headbangers and we will start off the review with Acid Witch a band that plays a psychedelic form of doom/death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound along with some psychedelic style keyboards. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly grim sounding screams which also adds in touches of black metal as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
death metal growls are also utilized at times as well as some spoken word parts also being utilized briefly before going into a faster direction which also adds in a brief use of blast beats, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in an old school style. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Witchcraft, Horror and Drug themes.
In my opinion Acid Witch are a very great sounding psychedelic mixture of doom and death metal with some touches of black metal and if you a fan of t hose musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Cinema Wasted".
Next up is Vaultwraith who return with their mixture of black, doom, death, thrash, speed and heavy metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy 80's influenced style along with some black metal screams a few seconds later. The music also shows some influences of both the first and second wave era's along with some death metal growls and also being utilized at times and elements of thrash and speed metal are also added into some of the riffing.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with the solos and leads also being done in a very old school style. Influences of doom metal can be heard in the slower sections of the songs as well as the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vaultwraith and if you are a fan of black, doom, death, thrash, speed and heavy metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Prophecy of The Black Spider".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of b lack, doom, death and thrash metal. 8 out of 10.