This is a review of a split album between Hungary's Kolp and Leiru which was released by Lost Horizon Productions on cassette and we will start off the review with Kolp a band that plays a very grim and depressive form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts off with some melodic riffing that leads up to more of an atmospheric black metal sound along with some grim screams that have a depressive feeling to them at times and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style that also utilizes a decent amount of blast beats and the solos and leads that are used add more melodies to their side of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the production has a very raw feeling while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Kolp are a very great sounding raw, grim and depressive black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I'll Be Buried, I Know".
Next up is Leiru a band that plays a very raw, melodic and slow form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and raw black metal sound along with some grim screams a few seconds later and the music has a mid 90's feeling and the solos and leads also bring in more of an old school yet melodic feeling to their tracks and you can also hear some melody in the riffs at times and after awhile a brief use of clean singing finds its way into a few songs and as their side of the split progresses the music starts to speed up briefly, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in t heir native tonguue and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Leiru are a very great sounding raw yet raw black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Kilepsz".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the more rawer forms of black metal. 8 out of 10.