This is a review of a split album between Minnesota's No Funeral and Livid which will be released on August 15th by Live Fast Die Recordings and we will start off the review with no Funeral a band that plays a mixture of sludge, doom and death metal with elements of crust.
Their side of the split starts out with drone style clean playing and after awhile the music goes into more of a heavier doom metal direction along with some dark sounding melodies and the heaviness of sludge and after awhile high pitched screams start to make their presence known and spoken word parts are also used briefly.
Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length while death metal growls are also utilized at times and elements of crust can also be heard briefly while the songs stick to either a slow or mid tempo section, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, death, drug addiction and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion No Funeral are a very great sounding mixture of crust, sludge, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Infection".
Next up is Livid a band that plays a mixture of stoner and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with some clean playing and after a couple of minutes drum beats are also added into the song which is 18 minutes in length before introducing doom metal riffs and melodic guitar leads into the track while the vocals are done in a clean stoner style and all of the musical instruments on their track have a very powerful sound to them, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Livid are a very great sounding mixture of stoner and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of sludge, stoner, and doom metal. 8 out of 10.