This is a review of a 4 way split ep between Germany's Intempestus, Antares, Vent and Greece's Necrohell called "Black Metal Warfare" which was released by Into Dungeons Records and we will review the songs one by one.
Intempestus brings us "Rites" a song that starts off with distorted amp noise before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with some grim screams and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style and after awhile the riffs start utilizing more melody along with a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover ritualistic themes.
Antares brings us "Revelations" which starts out with a very fast, raw and lo-fi black metal sound that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats as well as well grim screams and the music is more rooted in the old school style of the genre and after awhile the song also starts bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear clean singing in the background at times as w ell as some melodies in the guitar riffing, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark themes.
Necrohell brings us "A Throne In The Vast Forest" which starts out with a very fast, raw yet melodic sound that also brings in a great amount of blast beats, tremolo picking as well as some grim black metal screams while all of the musical instruments are very powerful sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and anti Christianity themes.
Vent brings us "Aridatas!" which starts out with a distorted sound along with some slow and melodic riffing while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present in the song and the vocals also bring in some clean singing before adding in grim black metal screams and the guitar leads also utilize some melodies and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, anti Christianity and misanthropy themes.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the more raw style of black metal. 8 out of 10.