This is a review of a 3 way split album between Guatemala's Funeral Art, U.S.A's Misanthropic Rites and Germany's Todeswalzer called "One last Howling" which was also self released and we will start off the review with Funeral Art who returns with a mixture of dark ambient and raw black metal
His side of the split starts out with ambient style soundscapes along with some ritualistic whispers a few seconds later and the second track is very long and epic while also bringing in atmospheric sounding synths along with some programmed beats and when vocals are utilized they are high pitched black metal screams.
During the faster sections of the songs the tremolo picking in the riffing gives the songs a more raw feeling and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, night and witchcraft themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Funeral Art and if you are a fan of dark ambient and raw black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Niebla del Ovido.
Next up is Misanthropic Rituals a solo project from New Jersey that plays a very raw form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with clean guitars and semi melodic vocals are added into the music a few seconds later before evolving into a heavier style which uses grim black metal screams which also have a depressive edge to them at times and one the second track the music goes into more of a raw and fast musical direction.
During the faster sections of the songs the music uses more tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals getting more high pitched and you can also hear a small amount of melodies along with the music being very heavily influenced by the Finnish style, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Misanthropic Rituals are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Serenity In Death Filled Paradise".
Next up is Todeswalzer a band that plays a very raw form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with drum beats and dark riffing that also uses a decent amount of tremolo picking to give the music a more raw feeling while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the music is mostly rooted in the 90's second wave style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast bears can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the second track is very long and epic in length, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Todeswalzer are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Let The Swords Speak".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw black metal. 8 out of 10.