This is a review of a split ep between Greece's Rotting Christ and Varathron called "Duality Of The Unholy Existence" which will be released on June 28th by Hells Headbangers and we will start off the review with Rotting Christ who return with their melodic style of occult black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark, heavy and melodic sound along with the vocals bringing in a mixture of growls and screams, When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard as well as some synths also being added into the heavier sections of the music.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music being more aggressive than previous releases, clean vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Rotting Christ and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Varathron who return with their occult style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some melodic guitar leads and synths along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the song more of a raw feeling.
Clean playing can also be heard briefly along with the song also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also making a 90's style sound more modern. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Varathron and if you are a fan of t his band, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of Greek black metal. 8 out of 10.