This is a review of a split album between Czech Republic's Trist and Pennsylvania's Lonesummer, 2 one man projects which have been featured before in this zine, with the album being released by Ars Magna Recordings in 2012 and we will start off the review with Trist which plays a mixture of depressive black metal and doom.
"Vabeni pokogne tmy" begins with some depressive black metal guitar riffs and drum programming and as the song moves on you can hear some powerful bass playing which leads to some background black metal vocals along with some melody and doom metal elements and as the song moves on the riffing gets more diverse.
Song themes cover darkness and depression, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the only song being very long and epic in length while you can s till h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on their song.
In my opinion this is another great sounding song from Trist and if you are a fan of depressive black/doom, you should check out their side of the recording. RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Lonesummer with the musical style being a mixture of black metal and shoegaze.
"Regrettably, Our Harvest Never Grows" begins with some experimental sound effects and clean guitar playing and after awhile drum programming and fast primitive black metal guitar riffs make their way into the song as well as some shoegaze melodies and background depressive screams and cries which lead to the music slowing down a bit and then making the switches back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Ghost Stories" begins with some primitive post black metal guitar riffs and programmed drums which in turn leads to some depressive screams and cries as well as some shoegaze guitar leads and powerful bass guitar coming into the song.
"No More Bonfires" begins with some post rock style guitar riffs and programmed drums which in return leads to some melodic shoegaze guitar leads and depressive black metal screams.
"Clouded Eyes And Candlelights" begins with some primitive black metal guitar riffs and drum beats which leads to some depressive screams and cries making their way into the mix and after awhile the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Mundane Dreams About Flash Floods" begins with some melodic guitar riffing and drum beats setting up the pace for some black metal screams and as the song moves on t he riffing gets more diverse and adds in some clean post rock elements before getting heavy again.
Song lyrics cover family, solitude and death, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Lonesummer and if you are a fan of black metal, experimental and shoegaze, you should c heck out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ghost Stories" and "Mundane Dreams About Flash Floods". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of black/doom metal or post black metal, you should add this album to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.