This is a review of a split album between New Mexico/Colorado's and Arizona's Languish which will be released in April by Battleground Records and we will start off the review with Oryx a band that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with clean yet distorted playing before going into more of a heavier sludge and doom metal direction and after a few seconds growling vocals make their presence known on the recording and also give the songs a touch of death metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
You can also hear dark sounding melodies in the music at times and there is also a brief use of blast beats while the guitar riffing still sticks to a very low style and the vocals also bring in traditional sludge style vocals at times and all 3 of the tracks stick to a heavy musical direction, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Oryx are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Singularity".
Next up is Languish a band that plays a mixture of death metal, crust and grind.
Their side of the split starts out with harsh noises before going into a very dark and heavy sludge metal direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording and the vocals are mostly death metal growls and after awhile the music speeds up and brings in blast beats.
Elements of crust and grind can be heard quite a bit throughout their side of the recording as well as adding high pitched screams into some parts of the songs and the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and most of their songs are very short in length and there whole side of t he split also always remains heavy, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover apocalyptic and misanthropic themes.
In my opinion languish are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, crust, grindcore and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "III" and "IX".
In conclusion i feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of sludge, doom metal, grindcore and crust. 8 out of 10.