This is a review of a split album between Australia's Ovin Taravlon and Germany's Kav which was released in 2014 by Wolfmond Productions and we will start off the review with Ovin Taravlon a duo that plays a very hypnotic and experimental form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and distorted black metal sound along with some grim screams and the music is also very slow and has a depressive feeling in the beginning stages and after a few minutes blast beats start to get added into certain sections of the tracks while the following songs also shows the music speeding up at times and adding in more of a raw style of black metal while another track brings in a brief use of clean playing that also gives the music more of an experimental feeling, the production on this recording sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and cosmos themes.
In my opinion Ovin Taravlon are a very great sounding raw and experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Song Of No Eascape" and "Cosmos".
Next up is Kav who continues his ritualistic raw black/death metal sound of the previous recording.
His side of the split starts out with a very dark, lo-fi sound along with some drum beats a few seconds later which leads up to some guttural and bestial black/death metal growls and after awhile the guitars start sounding powerful along with the music bringing in a great mixture of both slow and fast parts while the faster sections display more of a raw black metal style as well as adding in a small amount of blast beats and the last track is a cover of Crowbar's "The Lasting Dose" and also shows melody being added into t he music, the production sound s very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and ritualistic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kav and if you are a fan of raw black/death metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Patient Zero".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend to all fans of experimental black metal and raw black/death. 8 out of 10.