This is a review of a split album between Finland's Druadan Forest and Old Sorcery which will be released in February by Werewolf Records and we will start off the review with Druadan Forest a solo project that h as had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording focuses less on the black metal side of his recordings and goes into more of a pure dungeon synth direction.
His side of the split starts out with some field recordings before going into more of a dungeon synth direction which also adds in some touches of ambient. Both of his tracks are also very long and epic in length while also capturing the atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack along with the synths also utilizing a variety of many different sounding keys.
Programmed beats can also be heard at times while the spoken word parts when they are utilized also give the songs more of a narrative style along with some nature sounds also being added on the second track which also sounds very different from the first song while the production also sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Druadan Forest and if you are a fan of fantasy orientated black metal and dungeon synth, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Pale Sorcery Of The Endless Moon.
Next up is Old Sorcery a solo project that plays a mixture of black metal and dungeon synth but focuses more on the later mentioned genre with his side of the split.
His side of the split starts out with some synths that also mix dark ambient and dungeon synth together while also using a variety of many different sounding keys. Both of his tracks are very long and epic in length while the music captures the atmosphere of both a horror and fantasy movie soundtrack.
Touches of the 90's era dungeon synth style can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with some spoken word parts and whispers also being added into certain parts of the music. The music also has is atmospheric and epic moments as well as both tracks also sounding very different from each other while the production also sounds very dark.
In my opinion Old Sorcery are a very great sounding dungeon synth solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Of Dragon's Blood".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of dungeon synth. 8 out of 10.