This is a review of a split ep between Italy's Cadaveria and Necrodeath called "Mondoscuro" which was released by Sleaszy Rider Records and we will start off the review with Cadaveria and band that plays a mixture of black and gothic metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a cover of Necrodeath's "Mater Tenebrarum" which starts out with dark sounding synths before going into a heavier and faster direction along with some blast beats and black metal screams and they also keep the thrash elements of the original version and clean guitars along with melodic female vocals can also be heard at times.
Spoken word parts can also be heard at times along with some melodic riffing and the solos and leads have an old school vibe to them and there is also a brief use of operatic male vocals and their songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they close their side of the split with a cover of Type O Negative's "Christian Woman".
Cadaveria plays a musical style that takes black and goth metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Witchcraft themes.
In my opinion Cadaveria are a very great sounding mixture of black and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Dominion Of Pain".
Next up is Necrodeath a band from the first wave of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a cover of Necrodeath's "Spell" which starts out with starts out with classical guitars and grim black metal vocals and death metal growls can also be heard at times while they also mix in their thrash approach and clean playing can also be heard in certain parts of the songs.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and female vocals and they close their side of the split with a cover of The beattles "Helter Skelter".
Necrodeath plays a musical style that is still rotted in their first wave black and thrash metal while also mixing in more modern styles, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Necrodeath and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Rise Above".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black metal. 8 out of 10.