This is a review of a split album between France's Cult Of The Horns and Goatvermin which was released in 2014 as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Ira Militias Productions and Dark East Productions and we will start off the review with Cult Of The Horns a solo project that plays a raw mixture of black and death metal.
His side of the split starts out with a classical music influenced intro along with some operatic vocals and demonic voices and after the intro the music goes for more of a fast and bestial war metal direction that also introduces grim screams, deep death metal growls and blast beats onto the recording and at times morbid sounding melodies can be heard along with a brief use of spoken word parts and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast riffs and you can also hear a slight thrash influence, the production sounds very heavy and raw while the lyrics cover war, domination, nuclear and violence themes.
In my opinion Cult Of the Horns are a very great sounding bestial black/death metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Annihilate The Masses" and "Sodiers Of Doom - The Nuclear Front".
Next up is Goatvermin a band that plays a very raw, brutal and satanic form of black/war metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast, raw and brutal war metal sound that also introduces chaotic guitar leads and blast beats onto their side of the recording and the vocals are done in a bestial black/death metal direction along with a few high pitched screams and the slower sections also add in morbid sounding melodies while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover blasphemy, violence and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Goatvermin are a very great sounding black/war metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Atrocious Citadel".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding album and if you are a fan of black and war metal, you should check out this split. 8 out of 10.