This is a review of a split album between U.S.A's Noctilium and Brazil's Pessimista which was released in 2019 by Nailed Nazarene Industries and we will start off the review with Noctillium a duo who returns with their occult style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while all of the musical instruments on their side of the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
During the faster sections of their songs blast beats can also be heard along with a couple of their songs being very long and epic in length. Throughout their side of the split you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some synths, whispered and folk instruments also being used briefly.
When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the side of the split progresses a small amount of acoustic guitars can also be heard, chants and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Noctilium and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winds To Carry the Plague" and "Sajento".
Next up is Pessimista a solo project who returns with his atmospheric style of black metal.
Vocals are mostly angry, tortured yet high pitched black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody. A great portion of his tracks are very long and epic in length as well as one track also adding in a small amount of acoustic guitars, when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover negativity, loneliness, depression, drug addiction and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pessimista and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric black metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Malditas expectatives" and "Se o inferno existe, el e o real paraiso".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw, atmospheric and occult black metal. 8 out of 10.