This is a review of a split ep between Italy's Abaton and Viscera/// which was released by Sentinent Ruin Laboratories and with Abaton a band that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge and doom teaming up with Viscera/// a sludge/post metal band.
A very heavy sludge metal sound starts off their side of the split along with some melodies and screaming vocals that also use growls and a few seconds alter elements of crust and black metal are added into the music and the music also speeds up at times and brings in a small amount pf blast beats while the slower sections are heavily influenced by doom metal.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the melodies bring in a lot of post metal elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the second track sticks to mostly a slow and melodic style of doom/sludge metal and also brings in a brief use of guitar leads and also speeds up towards the end.
Abaton and Viscera/// team up together and mix there different styles together to create a very dark and heavy ep that mixes black, death metal, doom, sludge, and post metal together to create an original sound, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abaton and Viscera/// and if you are a fan of black, post metal, sludge and doom, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Special needs". 8 out of 10.