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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Plutonian Shore/A Transylvanian Funeral/Alchemical Manifestations/Forbidden Records 2012 Split CD Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Texas's  Plutonian  Shore  and  Indiana's  A  Transylvanian Funeral  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  the  recording  is  called  "Alchemical  Manifestations"  which  was  released  by  Forbidden  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Plutonian  Shore  a  band  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  occult  black  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  atmospheric  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  at  times  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing, while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals are  mostly  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  with  some  deeper  vocals  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics cover  dark  and  occult  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  a  couple  of  songs  being  recorded  live.

  In  my  opinion  Plutonian  Shore  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  there  music.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Beast  And  The  Mirror"  and  "Path  To  Amenti".  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  A  Transylvanian  Funeral  a  1  man  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  primitive  form  of  occult  black  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  primitive  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  in  the  true  black  metal  tradition  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  and  some  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  occult  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion    this  is  another  great  recording  from  A  Transylvanian  Funeral  who  also  have  the  best  songs  on  the  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  this  band,  you  should  check out  their  music  on  this  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Supreme  Rite  Of  Transmutation"  and  "Moonchild".  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  metal,  you  should  add  this  album  to  your  collection.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Plutonian_Shore/3540313569
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/A_Transylvanian_Funeral/3540277081

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