Morbid Undead and Black Plague are 2 bands from the state of California that both play forms of ambient black metal and this is a review of their split album "Entwined In Nocturnal Empire" which was released in 2010 and we are going to start of the review with Morbid Undead who have also been interviewed in this zine a few months back.
Drum programming is mostly slow to mid paced beats that gives the music a very dark feel , while the keyboards have a dark/black ambient feel that sounds very evil, as for the vocals they are mostly whispered vocals that bring the black metal element to the music.
Song titles touch on a lot of dark and depressing themes that are heavily influenced by the occult and the left hand path, while the production has a very dark sound that captures all of the drum programming, keyboards and vocals.
In my opinion Morbid Undead are a very good band and if that there music is diverse enough to appeal to fans of the more occult, suicidal and ambient genres of black metal and also fans of regular black or dark ambient. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Entering The Vortex Of Hate" "Entwined In Nocturnal Empire" and "Depression And Fear".
Now we are going to review Black Plague's music.
Drum programming are mostly slow to mid paced beats that make the music sound very dark and there is a small amount of real drums which utilize a little bit of fast playing and blast beats, while the keyboards have a very dark and depressive sound that gives the music an ambient feel.
Vocals are high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover a lot of dark, occult and depressing themes, as for the production it has a very dark sound that captures all of the instruments.
In my opinion Black Plague are the best band on this split since there music is more diverse, if you read what I said in the Morbid Undead paragraph, this band should also appeal to the same kinds of fans. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Auryal Anthem" "Walking Towards The Light" and "This Cruel World Of Mine". RECOMMENDED BUY.