This is a review of a split ep between New York's Mortals and Pennsylvania's Repellers and we will start off the review with Mortals a band that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and crust.
Their side of the split starts out with horror movie samples and a few seconds alter the music starts going for more of a heavy and melodic sludge/doom metal direction along with some high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a touch of post metal in their musical style and you can hear the crust influence when the music speeds up a bit and the lyrics are very dark along with a powerful sounding production on their 8 minute long track.
In my opinion Mortals are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, sludge and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
Next up is Repellers a band that plays a mixture of crust and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with some clean playing and after a minute the music starts going into more of a heavy direction while also having melodic riffs at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when vocals are added into the music they are grim screams that also gives the music a black metal influence, in the faster sections of the music you can hear some d beats and the songs at times also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on the last tack clean playing makes a brief return, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Repellers are a very great sounding mixture of crust and grind with black metal style vocals and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band and their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "False Solace".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black metal, sludge, crust and grind. 8 out of 10.