This is a review of a split album between California's Noothgrush and Japan's Corrupted which was originally released in 1997 but will be re-issued in August by 20 Buck Spin and we will start off the review with Noothgrush a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very slow, dark and heavy doom metal sound which also mixes in the heaviness of sludge and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and after awhile aggressive screams and growls are added onto their side of the recording and distorted amp noises and spoken word samples are added onto the second track
Both songs are very long and epic and also stick to a very slow musical direction and clean playing can also be heard briefly and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropy and ant animal cruelty themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Noothgrush and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hatred For The Species".
Next up is Corrupted another band that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with distorted amp drones before adding in some powerful sounding bass guitars which also leads up to more of a heavier doom metal direction as well as some drum beats and their track is 15 minutes in length and after awhile death metal growls are added onto their side of the recording.
A great amount of sludge elements and dark sounding melodies can be heard in the track and the song also sticks to a very slow musical direction while also keeping everything very heavy, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics politics and decadence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding track from Corrupted and if you are a fan of doom and sludge metal, you should check out their side of the split.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of sludge and doom metal. 8 out of 10.