Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thoreous/Black Crow King/The Grace Of Pettiness/badGod Music/2013 Split Review


   This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Thoreous  and  Black  Crow  King  called  "The  Grace  Of  Pettiness"  which  was  released  by  badGod  music  in  the  year  of  2013  and  we  will  start  of  the r eview  with  Germany's  Thoreous  which  mixes  drone,  doom,  experimental  and  noise  together.

  Drum  programming  ranges  from  slow  to  mid  paced  beats,  while  the  sound  effects  and  synths  bring  elements  of  drone,  experimental  and  noise  to  their  side  of  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

 Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  doom  metal,  drone  and  noise  together  along  with  a  great  amount  of  heavy  distortion  behind  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  distorted  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  weird  vocals,  deep  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  which  brings  a  black  metal/noise  sound  to  the  recording,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Sadistic  and  Perverted  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Thoreous  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  doom  metal,  drone,  noise  and  experimental  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The Genital  Scalps  Of  The  SS  Impressing  Our  Prurient  Lollipop  Balding"  and  "Occult  Masturbation  Wets  The  Sceptre  Of  Darkness  Injected. R ECOMMENDED.
 
  Next  up  is  Black  Crow  King  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  mixes  black  metal,  drone,  experimental,  doom  and  sludge  together.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present on  their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  synths  bring  elements  of  ambient,  drone  and  experimental  to  the  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has   a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  black  metal,  drone,  sludge  and  doom  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  great  amount  of  heavy  distortion  behind  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  deep  and  high  pitched  blackened  death  metal  growls  and  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occult  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Black  Crow  King  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Legacy  Of  Dust"  and  "The  Beast  Within". RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel t his  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  to  all  fans  of  black  metal,  drone,  doom,  sludge,  experimental  and  noise.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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