This is a review of a 3 way split album between Germany's Nebel Uber Den Urnenfeldern, Italy's Chiral and Chile's Eternal Spell called "Sed Auis" and will be released in April by SixSixSix Music and we will start off the review with Nebel Uber Den Urnenfeldern a solo project that plays an atmospheric form of black metal.
His side of the split starts off with firewood burning and acoustic guitars which also return later on in some parts of the recording along with some tribal beats and synths a few seconds alter which also leads up to a more heavier black metal direction that also uses a great amount of melodic guitar leads and when vocals are added into the music they are high pitched screams that also have a depressive tone to them at times.
Both of his tracks are very long and epic in length and also mix in progressive structures in with a more raw and atmospheric black metal sound and the acoustic guitars also mix in with the heavier parts at times and the songs also stick to either a slow or mid paced direction, the production sounds very heavy and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature, loneliness, darkness and death.
In my opinion Nebel Uber Den Urnenfeldern are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Ein Riss im ewigen Krois".
Next up is Eternal Spell a solo project from Chile that plays a mixture of black, speed metal and punk.
His side of the split starts off with a very old school first wave influenced black metal sound where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on his side of the recording along with some spoken word vocals a few seconds later which also add in a good amount of aggression.
You can hear a lot of elements of punk and speed metal in his musical style and the songs have an 80's feeling to do them but done in a more modern fashion and the solos and leads sound like they where recorded 35 years ago and the second track also continues the same tradition while you can hear a little bit of the second wave sound, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Evil, Nature and Darkness.
In my opinion Eternal Spell are a very great sounding mixture of black, speed metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Forces Oc Occult".
Closing the compilation is Chiral a solo project that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive and raw style of black metal.
His side of the split starts off with a very style of black metal and a few seconds later atmospheric sounds are added onto the recording and once the music speeds up blast beats and high pitched screams start becoming a huge part of the songs and the vocals also get very deep at times.
You can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout both of his songs and at times a small amount of acoustic guitars and nature sounds can be heard and the riffs and solos also use a great amount of melody and the second track is very long and epic in length, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Italian and cover introspection, nature, solitude, pain and love.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Chiral and if you are a fan of raw, atmospheric and progressive black metal, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Queste Voci Ch Eclissano La Luce I'.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of a variety of many different black metal styles, you should check out this split. 8 out of 10.