This is a review of a split album between Texas's Goatcraft and Plutonian Shore which will be released in September by Hessian Form and we will start off the review with Goatcraft a solo project that plays a mixture of neo-classical and ambient.
His side of the split starts out with some dark soundscapes and programmed beats which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling. When synths are utilized they also bring in elements of neo-classical and ambient while all of the music is instrumental and all of the tracks also sound very different from each other and the production also sounds very dark as well as the song themes dealing with space and planets.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Goatcraft and if you are a fan of neo-classical and ambient, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Mars".
Next up is Plutionian Shore a band that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an occult form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and heavy sound while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. Melodies are also added into a lot of the guitar riffing along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of their music also sticking to a heavier direction. The production sounds very dark and r aw while the lyrics cover Occultism and Mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Plutonian Shore and if you are a fan of occult black metal,you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "AEO".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of ambient, neo-classical and occult black emtal, you should check out this album. 8 out of 10.