Their side of the split starts out with ritualistic sounding bells and drones before adding in dark and heavy doom metal riffing along with some death metal growls a few seconds later while the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's and both of their tracks are very long and epic in length.
A decent amount of melody can be heard in the riffing along with a brief use of grim screams and the songs also bring in the heaviness of sludge and spoken word samples are also utilized briefly and both of the tracks stick to a very slow musical direction, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Shrine Of The Serpent and if you are a fan of sludge, doom, and death metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Catacombs Of The Flesh".
Next up is Black Urn a band that has been featured before in this zine plays a blackened mixture of sludge, doom metal and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with powerful sounding bass guitars along with some melodic guitar leads being introduced onto the recording a few seconds later and after awhile deep death metal growls start to make their presence known along with the music going into a heavier direction.
A great amount of dark sounding melodies can be heard in the guitar riffing while only one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and when high pitched screams are added onto the recording they give the songs more of a black metal feeling and when the music speeds up elements of grindcore can be heard along with a decent amount of blast beats, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Urn and if you are a fan of black, sludge, doom metal and grindcore, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "My Strength Is Within Heavenless Plains".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, sludge, and doom metal. 8 out of 10.