This is a review of a split ep between New Zealand/Scotland's Barahasketh and New Mexico's Void Ritual which will be released in February by Broken Limbs and we will start off the review with Barahasketh a band that plays a very raw, melodic and occult form of black metal.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off their side of the split along with some guitar leads and grim screams as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after a couple of minutes the music goes into a faster direction along with a small amount of blast beats which also leads up to a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections and both of their tracks are very long and epic in length with a great sounding production where you can hear all of the musical instruments and lyrics that cover death, misanthropy, occult and left hand path themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Barshasketh and if you are a fan of raw and melodic occult black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Dominion Of Ashes".
Next up is Void Ritual a 1 man band that plays a very raw and hateful form of black metal.
A very fast, raw and primitive old school black metal sound starts off his side of the split along with a good amount of blast beats and deep yet screams which also bring in a good amount of high pitched shrieks and the music also has a Swedish feeling at times and after awhile the music starts adding in more modern elements while the main focus remains more on a 90's style and the songs also stick to either a fast or mid paced musical direction while also having a very dark and raw production along with lyrics that cover bizarre cults, their philosophy and theologies and the last track closes with a small amount of clean playing.
In my opinion Void Ritual are a very great sounding fast and raw black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Temple Of The Sun".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the raw, melodic, and occult sides of the black metal genre. 8 out of 10.