This is a review of a split album between Italy's Noctu and Denmark's Augu Sigyn called "Temple Of Decadence" which was released by BloodCrown Records and we will start off the review with Noctu a solo project that plays a very synth orientated form of funeral doom metal.
His side of the split starts out with dark ambient style synths along with some depressive yet melodic guitar leads before added onto t he recording after the synth while the synths also mix in with the heavier sections of the music as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
All of the music sticks to a very slow direction while the vocals are mostly deep death metal growls while the music also gets symphonic and brings in elements of dungeon synth at times and most of his tracks are very long and epic in length as well as the spoken word parts having a grim black metal edge to them and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover sorrow, negativity, self harm, suicidal thoughts and darkness themes.
In my opinion Noctu are a very great sounding synth orientated funeral doom metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Lacerazioni Tra Le Ombre".
Next up is Augu Sigyn a duo that plays a mixture of black and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy doom metal sound along with some angry black metal screams a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as some spoken word parts and clean vocals also being used briefly and the riffs also bring in a small amount of dark sounding melodies and one of their tracks is very long and epic in length, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Danish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Augu Sigyn are a very great sounding mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Doden".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black and doom metal. 8 out of 10.