This is a review of a split album between California's Aylwin and Spain's Zinvmm which was released by Red River Family Records in 2012 and we will start of the review with Aylwin with their music style this time around being a very raw and primitive form of atmospheric, cascadian post black metal.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, as for the synths they are only used on the intro and bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to their side of the recording along with another short song using some ambient sounding nature samples.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast cascadian black metal riffs that are very atmospheric, raw and primitive sounding with some melody and post rock elements being thrown into the riffing as well as some soft and clean playing being utilized at times, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding post black metal guitar leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more atmospheric and progressive elements to their side of the split.
Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover nature and atavism themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound with most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Aylwin and if you are a fan of atmospheric, cascadian black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hymns" and "Hymns III". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Zinvmm a band from Spain that plays black metal influenced form of folk music .
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats being present on their side of the recording along with some shamanistic style percussion work, while the bag pipes bring a Celtic folk music sound to their song along with some dark sounding synths.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from their side of the recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes cover Gaellic folklore, as for t he production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with their only song being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Zinvm are a very great sounding black metal influenced folk music project, and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the recording. RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of cascadian black metal and neo-folk music, you should add this album to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.