This is a review of a split ep between Ukraine's Moloch and Poland's Gurthang which was released by Give Praise Records and we will start off the review with Moloch a solo project that has had plenty of material reviewed before in this zine and plays a very depressive form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with ambient style synths and on the second track the ambient eelments start mixing in with a heavier guitar sound which also introduces high pitched depressive black metal screams onto the recording and some spoken word parts can also be heard and the song also sticks to a very slow musical direction, the production sounds very dark and r aw while the lyrics are written in Ukrainian and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this another great sounding recording from Moloch and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out his side of the split.
Next up is Gurthang a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black and funeral doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and heavy guitar sound along with some atmospheric synths and you can also hear some melodies and elements of funeral doom metal in the music and there is also a small amount of clean playing being utilized while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the vocals are grim black metal screams and the whole song also sticks to a slow musical production while a brief use of spoken word parts can be heard, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great song from Gurthang and if you are a fan of black metal and funeral doom, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of depressive black metal and funeral doom metal. 8 out of 10.