This is a review of a split ep between California's Ghoulgotha and California/North Dakota's Ruin called "Churning In Vertabrates/Becoming Disease" which was released by Blood Harvest Records and we will start off the review with Ghoulgotha a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark, heavy and old school sound with the slow riffing being very heavily influenced by doom metal and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and morbid sounding melodies can be heard and the leads are also very melodic, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover death, darkness, and abstract themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Ghoulgotha and if you are a fan of doom/death metal, you should check out their side of the split.
Next up is Ruin another band that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal.
Their side of the split starts out with horror movie style screams before going into a heavier direction along with a great amount of dark sounding melodies and after a few seconds death metal growls along with some grim screams and doom metal elements also make their presence known and the riffing also goes into a mid paced direction after awhile, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion Ruin are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genre,you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of doom and death metal. 8 out of 10.