This is a review of a split ep between Germany's Unru and Tongue which will be released in September as a joint effort by Supreme Chaos Records Alerta Antifachista Records and we will start off the review with Unru a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a raw mixture of black metal and crust punk.
Their side of the split starts out with atmospheric sounding drones before going into a heavier direction which also brings in a decent amount of melody while the track is also very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard.
Most of the vocals are high pitched black metal screams while the music also captures the raw side of the genre and mixing it with crust punk and death metal growls and the song also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as mixing in a decent amount of melody and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Unru and if you are a fan of black metal and crust punk, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Tongue a band that mixes the second wave and Cascadian styles of black metal together.
Their side of the split starts out with some clean playing before going into a heavier direction while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the vocals are all high pitched black metal screams and the tremolo picking gives the song a more raw feeling.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the music mixes both the old school and modern styles of black metal together along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and clean playing is also used at times as well as the track being 9 minutes in length, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Tongue are a very great sounding Cascadian influenced black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of t he split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of the crust influenced and Cascadian styles of black metal, you should check out this split. 8 out of 10.