Spain's Atrabilis and Negativa return with their follow to last years split ep with this self released recording and we will start off the review with Atrabilis which also continues their experimental black metal sound of previous recordings.
"Decima Parte" starts off with some melodic, fast and primitive black metal guitar riffs along with some drum beats before slowing down shortly after that which also leads to the song alternating between slow and fast parts while also adding in experimental sounds and guitar leads to add more diversity to the song and the song is all instrumental with no vocals being utilized.
"Xnanabsop" which is a Brainikald cover begins with some atmospheric sounding synths and the song is another instrumental.
Song themes cover darkness, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the first song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Atrabilis and if you are into instrumental, experimental black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Decima Parte". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Negativa with their music continuing their depressive approach to black metal.
"II" kicks off with some dark and heavy guitar riffs along with some drum beats and melodic riffing and a few seconds later tortured screams start making their presence known in the song and as the song moves on melodic guitar leads start coming in and out of the music along with some faster parts being added in certain sections and shortly after that the song goes into a softer direction along with some pianos and spoken word parts for a few seconds before getting heavy again.
"Bleeding Hope" which is a Life Neglected cover starts off with some melodic and depressive sounding black metal guitar riffs along with some drum beats and a minute later high pitched suicidal screams start to kick in and you can also hear the bass guitars in certain sections of the song as well as throwing in some dark atmospheric sounds.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Negativa and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Bleeding Hope". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of experimental and depressive black metal, you should check out this split. RECOMMENDED BUY.