This is a review of a split ep between Florida's Tetragrammaton and Indiana's Nuclear Hellfrost, 2 bands that have been featured before in this zine, with the ep being released in 2013 as a joint effort between Dying God Records and Eternal Warfare Productions and we will start of the review with Tetragrammaton which plays a mixture of occult black metal, death and doom.
Song one "A Splintered Self" starts off with a very fast, raw and primitive black metal riff before the high pitched screams and dark sounding melodies along with some drum blast beats kick in before slowing down into a slower melodic part which leads to some heavy death/doom riffing kicking in before switching back to the faster and melodic parts which leads to a powerful guitar lead before the song closing.
Song two "The Body Ov Light" starts of with some semi blast beats and melodic occult black metal riffs before the heavy drone distortion, slowing down into a more slow black/doom song along with some high pitched screams before going into some atmospheric elements before the end of the song which closes with heavy reverb.
Lyrics on their side of the recording cover Occultism and Hermetic themes, while the production has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound where the bass guitar is mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tetragrammaton and if you are a fan of occult black metal mixed in with doom, you should check out their side of t he split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "A Splintered Self". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Nuclear Hellfrost which plays a mixture of primitive black metal, crust, grind and thrash.
Song one "Blasphemous Onslaught" starts off with a primitive black/thrash riff before the drum blast beats and high pitched black metal screams kick in as well as some d-beats and bestial black/death growls.
Song two "Necrotic Upheaval" starts off with a satanic ritual before the black/thrash riffs, blast and d-beats kick in as well as the high pitched screams and deep growls leading up to an all out black/thrash assault along with some crustcore style shouts.
Song three "Bombs Of Death" which is also a Hirax cover starts out with some fast thrash riffs and blast beats before the black metal screams and deep growls kick in until the mid paced crossover riffing kicks in which leads to a chaotic sounding chaotic lead before switching to the mid paced format before speeding up towards the song.
Lyrics on their side of the recording cover Satanism, and Blasphemous themes, while the production has a very raw and primitive sound with the bass playing being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nuclear Hellfrost and if you are a fan of primitive black metal mixed with crust and thrash, you should check out their side of the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Necrotic Upheaval". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black metal, doom and crust. RECOMMENDED BUY.