This is a review of a self released cassette between Boston, Ma's Grue and Word Of Unmaking which was released in 2012 and we will start of the review with grue a band that plays a very dark, raw and primitive form of occult black metal.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding that utilize some old school and modern day elements and there are no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals are all high pitched hateful black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Dark, Left Hand Path and Occult themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the songs not being too short or long in length.
In my opinion Grue are a very great sounding dark, raw and primitive occult black metal band with the best music on this split and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ascending The Necrolith" and "Across Black Seas Of Infinity". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Word Of Unmaking a band that is a side project of one of the members of Grue with a musical style that I would describe as being funeral doom metal.
Drums are all slow beats with no fast playing or blast beats being present on their side of the recording, while the bass playing has a very dark dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars are all slow funeral doom/metal riffs that are very depressive with a good amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing that gives the music an ambient sound and there are no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording.
Vocals are all deep funeral doom/death metal growls, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it with their only song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion while this is something you dont see regular in this zine I still feel that Word Of Unmaking are a very great sounding funeral doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion this is a really great split and I would recommend this to all fans of occult black metal and funeral doom metal. RECOMMENDED BUy.