This is a review of a split album between Switzerland's Rorcal and Portugal's Process of Guilt which was released by Lost Pilgrims Records and we will start off the review with Rorcal a band that has been featured plenty of times in this zine and plays a mixture of raw black metal, doom, drone and sludge.
Ambient sounding drones start off their side of the split and a few seconds alter the music goes into more of a slow sludge direction along with some aggressive vocals as well as mixing it in with some fast and raw black metal, high pitched screams and a small amount of blast beats and the band also uses a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile the band finds its own style on this songs which I would describe as being raw black/sludge metal.
Rorcal continue their raw approach to black metal on this recording as well as retaining the sludge and doom metal elements that have always been a huge part of the bands musical style, the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sounds while the lyrics focus on a dark subject matter.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rorcal and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "X".
Next up is Process Of Guilt a band from Portugal that plays a mixture of sludge, doom, death and post metal.
A few dark and atmospheric sounding drone starts off their side of the split and a few seconds later high pitched sludge metal screams find their way into the music which slowly leads up to a very heavy and slow musical direction as well as bringing in a small amount of melody and death metal growls and most of their tracks the band brings to their side of the split are very long and epic in length and also utilize a great amount of heavy reverb .
Process Of Guilt creates a very heavy and modern style of post sludge/doom metal on this recording which they also combine with the heaviness of death metal and the y also manage to keep everything in a slower musical production, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover desperation, sadness, solitude and suicide themes.
Process Of Guilt create another great example of post, doom/sludge and death metal with this release and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Liar (Mouvement II)".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black metal, doom and sludge. 8 out of 10.