This is a review of a split album between France's Time Lurker and Cepheide which will be released in May by Les Acteurs de I'Ombre Productions and we will start off the review with Time Lurker a solo project who returns with his atmospheric style of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes along with some atmospheric sounding synths and all of his tracks are very long and epic in length. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, atmospheric and melodic style along with the first track being very long and epic in length, deep growls are also added onto the second track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover human nature along with some inspirations from the writings of Jules Verne and H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Time Lurker and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "No One Is Real".
Next up is Cepheide a duo that returns with their atmospheric style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very slow and dark sound while their only track is almost 20 minutes in length. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the track more of a raw feeling and the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams.
A lot of the vocals are also mixed down low in the mix which also gives the guitar sound more powerful. Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with the guitar leads also adding in more of a melodic post rock style, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics a re written in French and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cepheide and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of atmospheric black metal. 8 out of 10.
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