This is a review of a split ep between Spain's Helde And The Somberlain which was released by La Humanidad es La Plag in 2014 and we will start off the review with Helde which plays a very cold and raw form of old school black metal.
Their side of the split starts off with a mid paced old school black metal sound along with high pitched screams and then the music starts to speed up along with blast beats as well as bringing in a mixture of mid paced and fast parts and they bring this out as well in their second song which goes for an even more heavy and brutal sound.
Song lyrics are written in Spanish and cover dark themes, while the production has a very raw and old school 90s style black metal sound to it
In my opinion Helde are a very great sounding cold and raw old school style black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Azken Hatsa".
Next up is The Somberlain a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic, old school and blasphemous form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts off with a dark and melodic sound before going into a more fast and raw direction along with grim vocals and blast beats and on the following song they start off with a more slower direction before going back to their fast and aggressive sound while also mixing in the slow parts in certain sections of the song.
Song lyrics cover darkness and Armageddon themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Somberlain and if you are a fan of raw, blasphemous and black metal, you should check out the 2 songs which they bring to the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Black From the Tomb". RECOMMENDED TRACK "Black From The Tomb".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend to all fans of old school black metal. 8 out of 10.