This is a review of a split ep between Spain's Atrabilis and Negativa which was self released in 2012 and we will start off the review with Atrabilis a 1 man band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very experimental form of black metal.
"Novena Parte" begins with some dark sounding black metal guitar riffs, and drums along with the riffing utilizing some avant garde elements which leads up to some high pitched black metal screams that use a great amount of depressive elements and weird sounding vocals and after awhile some melody makes its way into the song an d towards the end the music goes more into an experimental noise direction along with some drones which also closes the song.
"Der Halbtoten Dichters Shein-Existenz" which is a Urfaust cover begins with some raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar riffs and drums and after awhile melodic avant garde vocals start coming into the song along with some black metal screams and as time goes on by the music starts adding in more experimental elements.
Song lyrics cover Abstract themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with both of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Atrabilis and if you are a fan of experimental black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Novena Parte". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Negatva a 1 man band that plays a very depressive form of black metal.
"I" begins with some dark sounding black metal guitar riffs and after awhile you can hear some synths in the background before the drums kick in and a few seconds alter melodic riffing and high pitched depressive screams make their presence known in the song and towards the end the music goes more into a dark ambient direction while also keeping around the black metal vocals and the music gets heavy again.
"Painful Assemble" which is a Be Persecuted cover begins with some melodic guitar riffs and drums and after awhile the high pitched depressive black metal screams make their way into the song and you can also hear some atmospheric elements being utilized in the background.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with both of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Negativa are a very great sounding depressive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of experimental and depressive black metal. RECOMMENDED BUY.