This is a review of a split album between Italy's Batrakos and Aisna which was released by Xenoglossy Productions and we will start off the review with Batrakos a band that plays a raw mixture of black metal and noise.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw musical sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while black metal vocals can be heard in the background along with experimental sounds also getting mixed in with the heavier sections of the music.
You can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of guitar leads while the second track is an instrumental experimental noise song, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover contemporary art and Dadaism themes.
In my opinion Batrakos are a very great sounding mixture of raw black metal and noise and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Le Beau Est Mort".
Next up is Aisna a solo project that plays a very raw form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style
Throughout his side of the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the songs also sound like they could of easily been recorded and released more than 20 years ago and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Etruscan Culture themes.
In my opinion Aisna are a very great sounding raw black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hintail Terasials".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of raw black metal and noise. 8 out of 10.