This is a review of a split album between Peru's Putrid and Grave Desecration called "Satanic Union From The South" which which was released by Totalitarian Hate and we will start off the review with Putrid a band that plays a mixture of blackened thrash and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes and spoken word samples while also introducing chaotic guitar leads, heavy riffs and black metal screams a few seconds later. Death metal growls are also a very huge part of their side of the recording and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while blast beats can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs. Elements of thrash are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's era.
Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some tremolo picking also being added into the faster riffing and all of their music sticks to a heavier and brutal musical direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Baphomet, Occultism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Putrid and if you are a fan of black, death and thrash metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Chaos Baphomet".
Next up is Grave Desecration a band that plays a satanic form of black/war metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some church style choirs before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Elements of war metal are also added into their music along with the vocals being a mixture of bestial growls and black metal screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The sounds of torture can also be heard briefly as well as a later track also bringing in the atmosphere of a classic horror movie.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well ads the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's era along with the church choirs also returning on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover Satanism, War, and Blasphemy themes.
In my opinion Grave Desecration are a very great sounding satanic mixture of war and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Crucificcion".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of war, satanic black, blackened death and blackened thrash metal. 8 out of 10.