This is a review of a split ep between Finland's Sammas Equinox and Emanating Terror called "Temples Of Ice" which will be released on January 31st by Signal Rex and we will start off the review with Sammas Equinox a band that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy, dark and melodic sound along with some high pitched black emtal screams a few seconds later. The song also adds in a great amount of 90's influences and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the track more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the song you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the synths also giving the music more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized. The production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and coldness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Sammas Equinox and if you are a fan of r aw and atmospheric black metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Emanating Terror another band that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark, melodic yet heavy sound while the music also has its atmospheric moments. During the faster sections of the song a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black emtal screams along with the song also mixing in a decent amount of mid 90's and early 2000's era influences as well as the track also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover coldness and winter themes.
In my opinion Emanating Terror are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric 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 feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw and atmospheric Finnish black metal. 8 out of 10.