This is a review of a split album between Portland, Oregon's Tchornobog and United Kingdom's Abtssal which will be released on November 25th by Lupus Lounge and we will start off the review with Tchornobog a band that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an avant garde mixture of black, doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes and vomiting while saxophones can also b e heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. All of the musical instruments also have a v ery powerful sound to them along with the vocals being a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the song which is also over 24 minutes in length. Avant garde and dissonant structures can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times as well as some blast beats and tremolo picking also being utilized when the track finally speeds up. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover negativity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Tchornobog and if you are a fan of avant g arde black, doom and death metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Abyssal a band that plays a mixture of black, doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some atmospheric sounding synths before going into a heavier direction. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the song which is over 23 minutes in length while the vocals are mostly death metal growls along with the faster sections of the track also adding in a decent amount of blast beats.
Elements of black metal can also be heard at times along with the song also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very dark style when they are utilized, clear vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover oppression and decay themes.
In my opinion Abyssal are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, doom and death metal. 8 out of 10.
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