This is a review of a split album between Tennessee's Twilight Fauna and Malayasia's Filsufatia both 1 man bands with the cassette being called "Fallen Leaves In A Tide Of Sorrow" which was released in 2013 by Spectrelight Records and we will start of the review with Twilight Fauna who has just had a couple of other albums reviewed and plays atmospheric, depressive black metal with folk elements on this recording.
"The Cold Air Of A Solitary Night" starts off with some dark sounding black metal guitar riffs which leads to some drum beats and depressive, grim screams and getting even more powerful as time moves on and after a few minutes some soft acoustic guitar playing makes its way into the song which utilizes both finger picking and full chords before returning back to its heavier roots.
"A Silent Agony" starts off with some soft acoustic guitar playing which leads to some melodic clean singing and there are no other musical instruments present with this song being a folk piece over 7 minutes.
Lyrics cover nature and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark and primitive sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Twilight Fauna and if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive black metal with elements of folk, you should check out t heir side of t he split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Cold Air Of A Solitary Night". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Filsufatia a band that plays an instrumental form of depressive black metal.
"Laverne (A Million Miles Nowhere)" starts off with some soft piano playing before going into a slow and heavy depressive black metal riff along with some powerful drumming which also leads to some melody making its way into the riffing and after a minute synths make their presence known in the background and as the song moves on a brief melodic guitar solos makes its way into the song.
"The Grand Eulogy (Welcome Home)" starts off with some soft synth playing before going into heavier guitar riffing and drums while also keeping the synths around and after a few minutes they song starts mixing in post rock elements with some synth guitars.
Song themes cover darkness, while the production has a very dark and heavy sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Filsufatia are a very great sounding instrumental depressive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Laverne (A Million Miles Nowhere)". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should add this split to to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.