This is a review of a split ep between Sweden's Bhleg and West Virginia's Nechochwen called "Sorlande Sky/Majestic Translucence" which will be released on May 31 by Nordvis Produktion and we will start off the review with Bhleg a duo that plays a folk influenced form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some folk music elements and chants before going into more of a melodic and heavier direction, Their track is 7 minutes in length while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with some folk instruments and acoustic guitars being added into some parts of the music.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard while all of the instruments sound very powerful. When tremolo picking and blast beats are utilized they give the music more of a raw feeling and the song also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. along with a small amount of melodic guitar leads The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover nature, existence and cosmos themes.
In my opinion Bhleg are a very great sounding folk influenced black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Nechochwen who return with their folk inspired form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some acoustic guitars while the heavier sections of the music also mix in elements of folk music. Clean vocals can also be heard at times along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the music.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the music also always sticks to a slower direction as well as the guitar solos and leads being done in a very melodic style. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature and Native American themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Nechochwen and if you are a fan of folk inspired black metal, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of atmospheric and folk influenced black metal. 8 out of 10.