This is a review of a split album between Denver, Colorado's Primitive Man and Portland, Oregon's Hell which will be released in February by Translation Loss Records and we will start off the review with Primitive Man who return with their blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with with some distorted amp noises before adding in some heavy sludge and doom metal riffing. Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls as well as some black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Both of their tracks are long and epic in length while blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up as well as the music always sticking to a very dark and heavy direction, The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hatred and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Primitive Man and if you are a fan of black, doom and sludge metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Oily Tears".
Next up is hell a band that plays a blackened mixture of drone, sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some distorted amp sounds before adding in a small amount of clean playing. Their track is also 9 minutes in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and elements of sludge and doom metal a re added in the slow and heavy riffing.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while a small amount of dark sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing as well as the track always sticking to a very dark and heavy musical direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misery, darkness, pain and death themes.
In my opinion Hell are a very great sounding mixture of black, drone, sludge and doom 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, sludge and doom metal. 8 out of 10.