This is a review of a split album between Mexico's Astarot and From The Torrent & The Fountain called "There's Never Silence In The Mist" which was released in 2012 by Satanath Records and we will start off the review with Astarot a solo project that plays an ambient form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with ambient soundscapes that also can be very atmospheric at times along with the first song being all instrumental and on the second track depressive black metal screams along with heavy yet melodic guitars are added into the music while also keeping the atmosphere that was presented on the intro.
One of the tracks is very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up it goes for a more raw take on the genre while also adding in a small amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the last song is all instrumental, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature, nostalgia, melancholy and astral themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Astarot and if you are a fan of ambient black metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Unfortunate Minute".
Next up is From The Torrent & The Fountain a solo project that plays a raw and atmospheric form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with water sounds and a few seconds later distorted guitars are added into the music and they also bring in a raw and lo-fi black metal style as well as speeding up a bit and introducing grim vocals and screams into the music and both of his tracks are very long and epic in length.
When solos and leads are added into the music they are very raw yet melodic sounding and during the faster sections of the music a great amount of blast beats can be heard and clean playing can also be heard in the songs at times while the last track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts, the production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover death, night, melancholy, epic and ancient tales.
In my opinion From The Torrent & The Fountain are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Embracing The Absence".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the raw, atmospheric, depressive, and ambient sides of black metal. 8 out of 10.