This is a review of a split album between Russia's Satanath and Striborg called "Prisoners Of The Solar System" which will be released on May 31st in 2020 as a joint effort between Grimm Distribution and Death Portal Studio and we will start off the review with Satanath a solo project that plays a mixture of dark ambient and space music.
His side of the split starts out with dark ambient style synths which also use a variety of many different sounding keys while most of his tracks are also very long and epic in length. Elements of space music can also be heard at times along with all of his tracks also being instrumentals.
Programmed beats and electronic music elements are also added into some parts of his recording. One track also introduces atmospheric sounding drones into the music as well as the music also having is ritualistic moments. All of the songs sound very different from each other and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Satanath and if you are a fan of dark ambient and space music, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Cosmic Prisoner" and "Darkspace Aura".
Next up is Striborg a solo artist who started out playing black metal but on this recording continues his blackwave and dark ambient style he started on his previous release.
His side of the split starts out with some electronic music elements while also adding in some touches of 80's new wave and darkwave. All of the drum beats are also programmed along with some grim black metal screams also being utilized at times as well as the music also adding in a good amount of ambient style synths.
Electric guitars can also be heard briefly along with a great portion of his tracks also being very long and epic in length. Clean goth rock style vocals can also be heard briefly as well as some real drums also being utilized at times and as the album progresses there id also a brief use of blast beats. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover night, misanthropy, forests, depression and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Striborg and if you are a fan of blackwave and dark ambient, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Interdimensional Transcendence" and "Proceeding From A Dark Place". 8 out of 10.