This is a review of a split album between Atlanta, Georgia and Japan's Coffins 2 bands that have been featured before in this zine which was released by Southern Lord Records in 2013 and we will start off the review with Noothgrush a band that plays a mixture of sludge, doom metal and crustcore.
"Humandemic" opens up their side of the split with heavy doom metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a minute later high pitched sludge screams start to kick in and the guitar riffing only utilizes open notes.
"Jundland Wastes" starts off with some nature sounds and then the heavy doom metal power chord guitar riffs and drums start to kick in along with some melodic riffing which leads up to some high pitched screams and halfway t hrough the song the moves guitars start getting more powerful.
"Thoth" has its beginnings with some spoken word parts along with some bass guitars a few seconds later before the drums and heavy guitar riffs start to come in along with some dark sounding melodies and after a couple of minutes screams start their make their presence known in the song and as the song moves on spoken word parts return along with some nature sounds for a short time before getting heavy again and their side of the split closes with some spoken word parts.
Song lyrics cover misery, hated and despair of humanity themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with the last song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is 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 "Humandemic". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is Coffins a band that plays a mixture of doom, sludge and death metal.
"Drowned In Revelation" opens up their side of the split with some distorted bass guitars and drum beats and a few seconds later heavy doom/death metal guitar riffs start to kick in along with some deep growls a few seconds later and towards the end there is a brief use of dark sounding guitar leads being utilized for a few seconds before going into a slightly more mid paced direction.
"The Wretched Path" kicks off with some heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which leads up to some deep growls along with the song alternating between slow and mid paced parts as well as adding in some 70's doom metal style melodies as well as a brief use of old school death metal guitar leads that are utilized for a few seconds before going into a more 70's metal direction as well as a few seconds of screams.
Song lyrics cover darkness and evil themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Coffins as well as the best music on this split and if you are a fan of the band, you should enjoy t heir side of the recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Drowned In Revelation". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of sludge, doom, death metal and crustcore, you should add this album to your collection. RECOMMENDED BUY.