This is a review of a split album between Australia's Siberian Hell Sounds and Convulsing which was released by Art As Catharsis and we will start off t he review with Siberian Hell Sounds a band that plays a raw mixture of black metal, crust and grindcore.
Their side of the split starts out with some guitar amp drones before adding in some heavy, melodic and dissonant riffing and after awhile angry black metal screams start to make their presence known which also leads up to a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking.
Blast beats can also b e heard in the faster sections of the songs which is also 20 minutes in length while the music also mixes in elements of post hardcore, grind and crust while the track also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, clean playing and growls are also used briefly as well as some spoken word parts and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion.
On this recording Siberian Hell Sounds plays a style of black metal that is very raw and dissonant while t he crust, grind and post hardcore elements gives the music more originality, the production sound s very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover violence, anger and machinery themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Siberian Hell Sounds and if you are a fan of raw black metal, crust, grind and post hardcore, you should c heck out their side of the track.
Next up is Convulsing a solo project that plays a raw mixture of black and death metal.
His side of the split starts out with some atmospheric soundscapes before going into a very fast and raw musical musical direction which also uses a great amount picking and blast beats while t he vocals are mostly bestial death metal growls along with the music being mostly rooted in black metal
The track is over 20 minutes in length while the song also b rings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some black metal screams also being utilized at times and after awhile avant garde and experimental elements are also added into the song as well as a small amount of clean playing, whispered vocals can also be heard briefly.
Convulsing plays a musical style that takes raw black metal and death metal and takes them into an experimental direction to create something different, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover blankness themes.
In my opinion Convulsing are a very great sounding raw and experimental mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this solo project.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of the more modern black metal style. 8 out of 10.