This is a review of a double split album with Arizona's Godhunter and Texas's Destroyer Of Light called "Endsville" which will be released on July 28th 2015 as a joint effort between Battleground Records and Heavy Friends Records and we will start off the review with Godhunter a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge metal and psychedelic rock on this recording.
Their side of the split starts out with acoustic guitar playing which also returns on the last track and after a couple of minutes spoken word parts can be heard briefly before going into more of a psychedelic sludge metal direction along with a mixture of melodic screaming vocals and growls and the songs also add in a touch of punk rock.
When solos and leads are utilized they bring a stoner vibe to their side of the recording and at times the vocals have more of a hardcore style to them and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and one of the last stringed instruments are added into the music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Godhunter and if you are a fan of t his band, you should enjoy their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Divided Skies" and "Cassandra Complex".
Next up is Destroyer Of Light a band that plays a psychedelic form of doom metal.
Their side of the split starts off with a very heavy old school doom metal sound and stoner style guitar leads as well as some psychedelic elements and the vocals are in a 70's clean singing direction and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and one track also brings in a brief use of death metal growls while the last song brings in a small amount of high pitched screams, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Destroyer Of Light are a very great sounding psychedelic doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Electric Shadows" and "Forever My Queen".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of psychedelic music, sludge and doom metal. 8 out of 10.