This is a review of a split album between France's Darvulia and Sektarism which was released as a joint effort between Nuclear War Now Productions and Dead Sea productions and we will start off the review with Darvulia a band that plays a very raw and ritualistic form of black metal.
A very distorted sounding bass guitar sound starts off their side of the split and stick to a very slow, dark and repetitive direction for a few minutes which also gives the music more of an avant garde and ritualistic feeling along with drum beats being brought in at times and as the song progresses more occult style soundscapes can be heard while a few minutes later grim voices are added onto the track and they also bring in more of a black metal influence when they are utilized while a few minutes later a small amount of clean playing can be heard and the production sounds very dark and raw along with the only track being 17 minutes in length which they also close with more of a raw black metal riff.
In my opinion Darvulia are a very great sounding ritualistic and occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Sektarism a band that plays a very ritualistic form of funeral doom metal.
Their side of the split starts off with melodic ritualistic chanting and drum beats before adding in more of a heavy and dark funeral doom metal sound while also keeping around the chants while also adding in more of an understandable approach to growling and screaming vocals that also have somewhat of a black metal feeling to them as well as some spoken word parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the song is over 20 minutes along with occult style lyrics.
In my opinion Sktarism are a very great sounding mixture of ritualistic music and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fan s of black metal, funeral doom and ritualistic music. 8 out of 10.