This is a review of a split ep between Italy's Malauriu and Fordomth called "Twin Serpent Dawn" which was released as a joint effort between Masked Dead Records and Black Mourning Productions and we will start off the review with Malauriu who return with their raw and misanthropic style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark and heavy sound while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams and when the music finally speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover occultism, myths, legends and traditions from Sicily.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Malauriu and if you are a fan of raw and misanthropic black metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Fordomth a band that moves away from the blackened funeral doom metal style of previous releases and goes for more of a raw and straightforward style of black metal with their song.
Their side of the split starts out with grim black metal screams before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats, elements of funeral doom metal can still be heard in the slower sections of the music as well as a small amount of grim growls. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover occultism, myths, legends and traditions from Sicily.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track and if you are a fan of raw black metal with a touch of funeral doom metal, you should check out their side of t he split.
In conclusion I fell this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw, occult and misanthropic black metal. 8 out of 10.