This is a review of a split ep between New York's Teloch Vovin and Florida's Grave Gnosis called "Transmissions" which will be released in July by Plate XII Records and we will start off the review with Teloch Vovin who return with their style of occult black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with distorted amp sounds before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the song also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on their side of the split have a very powerful sound to them while the track is 12 minutes in length along with a brief use of ritualistic chimes as well as the vocals getting deep at times and there are also some raw yet melodic guitar leads also being used briefly, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover the Qlithotic Worlds, The Nightside Emanation of the Khaos before Creation and the Tree of Death.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Teloch Vovin and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Grave Gnosis a band that plays an atmospheric form of occult black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some atmospheric sounding keyboards which also mixes in with the heavier side of the music while the faster sections of the song also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music a more raw feeling and the vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams.
Throughout their side of the split you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also add in a small amount of dark sounding melodies along with the track being over 12 minutes in length, ritualistic shouts can also be heard briefly and the guitar leads are done in a very melodic and acoustic guitars are also used briefly, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Cherokee Lore, Vampirism, Heart Chakra Autocannibalism, Therianthropic Trance and Dilitriomancy themes.
In my opinion Grave Gnosis are a very great sounding atmospheric occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I think this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out this ep. 8/5 out of 10.