This is a review of a split album between Portugal's Minnesjord and Poland's Teufelsberg which will be released on Halloween by Signal Rex and we will start off the review with Minnesjord a raw form of black metal with some touches of punk and deathrock.
Their side of the split starts out with some distorted soundscapes and clean playing before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized kit also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the music also mixing in elements of punk and deathrock. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some guitar leads also being utilized briefly, the vocals also have their depressive moments. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Minnesjord are a very great sounding raw black metal band with elements of punk and deathrock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t heir side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Armigero" and "Mavorcio".
Next up is Teufelsberg a duo that plays an old school form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark sounding intro before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also sues a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Most of the music is heavily rooted in t he 90's era while the vocals are mostly high pitched 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. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Evil themes.
In my opinion Teufelsberg are a very great sounding old school black metal duo and if you ae a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Retaliation Of The Evil Ones". 8 out of 10.