Saturday, August 16, 2014
Carved Cross / Sump - Split (2013)
Country: Australia / England
A great split release here between two awesome bands, Carved Cross open proceedings with two songs of hypnotic no-fi black metal that is as raw as it is trance inducing. On the flip side, Sump seem to be inspired by Carved Cross' lo-fi aesthetic and opt for an even rawer than usual production style. Churning out 4 punky black metal stomps that deliver their own charm yet somehow keeping the feel of the split cohesive. Maybe a bit too raw for some, but if lo-fi/raw black metal is your thing you need to get this in your life.