This is a review of a split album between Brazil's Amargo and Germany's Kav which was released by Wolfhound Productions in 2015 and we will start off the review with Armago a raw and ambient form of black metal/noise.
Their side of the split starts out with a very raw and noisy style of black metal that uses grim screams and a great amount of blast beats while also adding in some primal melodies and when the music slows down at times you can hear hear more of a dark ambiance and when guitar leads are used for a few seconds they give the music more of a chaotic feeling, the following track shows bells being added into the music for a few seconds and they also give the recording more of a ritualistic feeling before reverting back to more of a raw black metal style while also adding in a brief use of stringed instruments and the last track is very long and epic in length, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Armago are a very great sounding raw black metal/noise band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Condenados".
Next up is Kav who also continues the raw black/death metal sound that was present on the previous 2 recordings.
His side of the split starts out with a very dark and heavy sound as well as having more of a powerful beginning than the 2 previous recordings and you can also hear elements of old school doom/death metal in the slower sections while the music starts having more of a raw black metal feeling once the music speeds up and adds in blast beats along with a great amount of bestial growls and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile some of the faster riffs have an early war metal feeling to them, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kav and if you are a fan of dark and raw black/death metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hecatomb" and "Below".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw black metal, death metal and noise. 8 out of 10.