This is a review of a split ep between Hungary's Age Of Agony and Witchcraft and was released by Neverheard Distro and the bands do covers of each others songs and we will start off the review with Age Of Agony a band that plays an old school form of death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with melodic riffing and death metal growls and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording and they also get some of the black metal style Witchcraft is known for and screams can also be heard at times and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and the music remains very heavy.
Age Of Agony takes their old style style of death metal and mixes it in with Witchcraft's raw black metal s tyle to add a different twist on the songs. the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover paganism, darkness and witchcraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Age Of Agony and if you are a fan of old school death and black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hegyek Felettem".
Next up is Witchcraft that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw style of pagan/black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with nature sounds along with some synths in the background before going into a heavier direction and also adding in blast beats and chaotic death metal style guitar leads while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Witchcraft mixes their raw black metal style with Age of Agony's old school death metal approach to make the songs sound very different, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics anti christian, death, hatred and war themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Witchcraft and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out their side of t he split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "On the Way Of Hate".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of old school black and death metal. 8 out of 10.