This is a review of a split album between the United Kingdom's Torver and Arcane North called "From Moonrise To Moonset" which was released by Blackwood Productions and we will start off the review with Torver a band that plays an atmospheric form of black metal.
A very dark and atmospheric sounding synths starts off their side of the split along with the sounds of nature and after the intro clean singing vocals are added into the music which leads up to more of a black metal direction along with some high pitched screams and the mix the clean vocals and atmospheric elements in with the heavier style.
After awhile the music starts to speed up a bit and melodic solos and leads are added onto the recording while the second song brings in more of a fast and raw black metal sound at times along with a small amount of blast beats and after awhile a small amount of spoken word parts are added onto the track which is also very long and epic in length, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark an ritualistic themes.
In my opinion Torver are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Lunar Ritual" 8 out of 10.
Next up is Arcane North a 1 man band that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal.
A very epic and atmospheric sound starts off his split along with some dark ambient elements and after a minute more of a melodic style of black metal is added onto the recording along with a good mixture of grim and high pitched screams as well as a small amount of clean singing being utilized in certain sections of the recording.
Most of the atmospheric parts get mixed in with both the heavy and melodic parts quite a bit in the songs and at time s the music does speed up at times and also bring in a small amount of blast beats and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also mostly stick to mostly a slow or mid paced musical direction and the last track is an instrumental ambient piece, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arcane North and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Cold Lonely Moors".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of atmospheric black metal. 8 out of 10.