This is a review of a split album between Mexico's Majestic Downfall and Australia's The Slow Death" which was released by Chaos Records in the year of 2014 and we will start off the review with Majestic Downfall a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very melodic form of doom/death metal.
A very slow, heavy and dark sound starts off their side of the split along with some early 90's style doom/death metal melodies which leads up to a mixture of clean and heavy parts and after awhile growls are added into the music and you can also hear some fast parts and blast beats being utilized at times.
When solos and leads are added into the music they add in more melody as well as somewhat of an early gothic/doom metal feeling and all 4 of the tracks the band brings onto the split are very long and epic in length and they capture the classic style of 90's doom metal down perfectly while adding more of a modern melodic and progressive side of the genre to their musical sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the split.
Majestic Downfall continue the melodic doom/death metal approach that they started on the earlier recordings while also showing a great amount as progress as musicians over the years, the production on their side of the recording sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes..
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Majestic Downfall and if you are a fan of melodic doom/death metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Dark Lullaby".
Next up is The Slow Death a band that plays a very atmospheric form of doom/death metal.
Clean playing and atmospheric sounding synths start off their side of the split along with some melodic riffing and leads a few seconds later before adding in melodic female vocals and deep death metal growls which leads to a heavier yet still melodic musical direction and as time goes on by you can hear a small amount of flutes being utilized in the music.
On the second track the band starts focusing more on a melodic style of doom/death metal an d all of the songs they bring onto the recording are all long and epic tracks while the music is more in a slower direction than the earlier band on the split and the last song sees the band bringing progressive touches to their musical style.
The Slow Death creates a very dark, melodic and atmospheric approach to doom/death metal as well as combining clean singing female vocals and deep death metal growls, the production on their side of the recording sounds very powerful while the lyric cover dark themes.
In my opinion The Slow Death are a very great sounding atmospheric doom/death metlal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "People Like Me".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of atmospheric and melodic doom/death metal, you should add this album to your collection. 8 out of 10.