This is a review of a self released split between Wyoming's Natanas and Colorado's Music Distroyer called "Spitting The Serpent's Tongue" and we will start off the review with Natanas a solo project that plays an occult mixture of black and doom metal.
His side of the split starts out with distorted soundscapes and a few seconds later melodic guitar riffs and grim black metal screams are added into the music giving the songs a depressive feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile nature sounds can be heard along with ambient elements can be heard in some parts of the songs.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in more of a melodic style and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and the last track also brings in a brief use of classical guitars, the production sounds very dark an raw while the lyrics cover Misanthropy, Esotericism and Suicide themes.
In my opinion Natanas are a very great sounding mixture of black and doom metal, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mercury Haunting" and "Desperate Hearts Reside".
Next up is Music Distroyer a band that plays a raw mixture of black and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with acoustic guitar playing that also use a great amount of finger picking and after the intro the music starts getting more dark and heavy and also adds in grim black metal screams as will as mixing in morbid sounding melodies and deep growls can be heard at times.
Acoustic guitars also make their return at times and there is a brief use of clean singing and the riffs also get raw at times and most of their tracks are very long and epic in length and also sticks mostly to very slow or mid paced musical direction while the music does speed up a bit and also brings in a brief use of blast beats, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover philosophy, human emotion and religion as a whole.
In my opinion Music Distroyer are a very great sounding raw mixture of black and doom metal and if you a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "War Among Us".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of black and doom metal, you should check out this album. 8 out of 10.