This is a review of a split ep between Germany's Ancst and Depravation which was released by Yehonala Tapes and we will start off the review with Ancst returning with their melodic mixture of black metal and crust.
Their side of the split starts out with blast beats and raw tremolo picking while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly angry hardcore and crust style screams along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts are added onto the second track as well as a small amount of melodic guitar leads, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover social criticism and anti capitalism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ancst and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Old Darkness".
Next up is Depravation another band that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording moves way from the crust and hardcore elements and focuses more on a raw and melodic style of black metal with some death metal touches
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a touch of death metal at times, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Depravation and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Moloch".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and i would recommend it to all fans of black metal and crust. 8 out of 10.