This is a review of a 7 inch between United Kingdom's the Infernal Sea and Old Corpse Road which was released by three Swords Records in the year of 2014 and we will start off the review with The Infernal Sea a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal with elements of death metal.
Their side of the split starts off with evil sound effects and a few seconds alter melodic chanting is added into the music before adding more grim elements to the vocals before going into a heavier blackened death metal direction along with black metal screams and blast beats which also leads up to some atmospheric sounding synths and after awhile the band brings in a mixture of melody, mid paced and fast sections as well as a small amount of growls
Song lyrics cover satanism occult themes, while the production has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it along with the song being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is a very decent sounding song from the Infernal Sea and if you are a fan of atmospheric black/death metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Old Corpse Road a band that plays black metal with elements of folk music.
Their side of the split starts off with grim black metal screams before going into a fast and raw black metal direction as well as some melody, folk instruments and also slowing down and adding in death metal growls and clean singing while also keeping around the fast parts and blast beats and after awhile clean sections and atmospheric sounds are added into the song as well as a small amount of spoken word parts and acoustic guitars before closing with a more fast and heavy yet atmospheric direction.
Song lyrics cover Anglo Saxon Paganism and Folklore, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion Old Corpse Road are a very great sounding black metal band with traces of folk music and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding 7 inch and if you are a fan of atmospheric, folk, black and death metal, you should add this split to your collection. 8/5 out 10.