This is a review of a split ep between U.S.A's Crawl and Leviathan which was released by Red River Family Records and we will start the review of with Crawl a band that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and noise.
Their side of the split starts out with drum beats and primal sounding bass guitars while their track is 12 minutes in length along with the music bringing in the heaviness of sludge while tortured black metal screams can also be heard in the background and after awhile ritualistic synths are added into the music and blast beats can also be heard briefly as well as some acoustic guitars towards the end, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover hateful themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Crawl and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge and noise, you should enjoy their side of the split.
Next up is Leviathan returning with another atmospheric and depressive black metal track.
His side of the split starts out with an ambient orientated sound along with his track being 12 minutes in length while a brief use of bass leads can also be heard and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier direction while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the riffing is very depressive and raw sounding and the song sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Leviathan and if you are a fan of this solo project, you should enjoy his side of the split.
In conclusion i feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of USBM. 8/5 out of 10.