This is a review of a self released 2020 split album between Norway's Fullmane and Denmark's Martelgang and we will start off the review with Fullmane a solo project that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and punk influenced form of black metal.
His side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes before going into a heavier musical direction. When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style while all of the instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Elements of punk rock can also be heard at times along with most of the music sticking to either a slow or mid tempo style. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fullmane and if you are a fan of raw and punk influenced black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Torch In The Night".
Next up is Martelgang a solo project that plays a mixture of industrial and techno.
His side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes and electronic music sounds while all of the drum beats are also programmed. When screams are utilized they also add an influence of black metal into the music along with some electric guitars also being mixed into the music.
When synths are utilized they also give the music more of a dark atmosphere along with the music also mixing in a great amount of techno and industrial elements. At times the vocals also get very deep and demonic sounding and his side of the split closes with a cover of Napalm Death's "Contemptuous". The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Martelgang are a very great sounding metal influenced mixture of industrial and techno and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Dominion".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black metal, industrial and techno. 8 out of 10.