This is a review of a split ep between Texas's Care Neir and Illinois's Venowl which will be released in October by Broken Limb Recordings with both bands having been featured before in this zine and we will start off the review with Cara Neir a band that plays a mixture of raw black metal and melodic crust punk.
Their side of the split starts off with a fast and raw black metal sound along with some blast beats and high p[itched screams before adding in some melodic riffing which adds in more of a crust and post metal feeling to their musical sound along with a good mixture of clean and heavy playing.
You can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording, on the second track a small amount of clean singing is added into the music along with a small amount of drones towards the end of the song and they bring back more of a raw black metal style on the last track.
Cara Neir remains true to their mixture of raw black metal and melodic crust punk on their side of the recording as well as adding in more elements of post rock this time around, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cara Neir and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Pitiful Human Beings".
Next up is Venowl a band that plays a mixture of black metal, doom and noise.
Their side of the split starts out with an ambient drone sound before adding in some bass guitars which leads up to more of a doom metal direction along with some high pitched depressive black metal screams and the song is divided into 2 different parts and after 10 minutes more reverb and distortion are added into their music.
Venowl go more into a doom metal direction this time around while still having a good amount of black metal in the vocals and they cut back on the noise influences of previous recordings to create a song that is very dark, slow and over 20 minutes and the production has a very dark sound with all of the music being recorded live.
In my opinion this is another great sounding tack from Venowl and if you are a fan of black and doom metal, you should check out their song.
In conclusion i feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of black metal, doom and crust you should add this recording to your collection. 8 out of 10.