Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Deafest/Evergreen Refuge/Grey Rock, Red Earth/Red River Family Tapes/2013 Split Cassette Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Colorado's  Deafest  and  Evergreen  Refuge  called  "Grey Rock,  Red  Earth"  which  was  released  by  Red  River  Family  Tapes  in  2013  and  we  will  of  the  review  with  Deafest  a  band  that h as  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  their  musical  style  being  an  instrumental  form  of  atmospheric  black  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  playing  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  atmospheric  black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some r aw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  melody  and  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  atmospheric  and  melodic  post  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for t he  acoustic  guitars  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  enhance  the  post  rock  elements  present  on  their  side  of t he  split.

  Vocals  and  song  writing  are  absent  from  this  recording  with t he  music  being  all  instrumental,  while  the  song  themes  cover  Nature  and  The  Rocky  Mountains,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark, r aw  and  primitive  sound  with  most  of t he  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Deafest  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Rising  From  The  Ridgeline".  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  Evergreen  Refuge  with  their  musical  style  this  time  being  instrumental,  atmospheric,  post  black  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  atmospheric  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  at  times  along  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  folk  music  elements  to  their  side  of  the  split.

  Vocals  and  song  writing  are  all  absent  from  their  side  of  the  recording  with  the  music  being  all  instrumental,  while  the  song  themes  cover  Nature  and  The  Rocky  Mountains,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  most  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Evergreen  Refuge  with  the  best  music  on  this  album  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  instrumental,  atmospheric,  post  black  metal,  you should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Taking  Refuge  Among  River  Valleys".  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel t his  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  instrumental  and  atmospheric,  post  rock  metal,  you  should  add  this  album  to  your  collection.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Deafest/3540260272
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Evergreen_Refuge/3540361062

  

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