This is a review of a split album between France's Year Of No Light and Canada's This Quiet Army which was released by Consouling Sounds and we will start of the review with Year Of No Light a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of drone, doom, ambient and black metal.
Drums are all slow playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on their side of the recording, while the keyboards and samples bring elements of ambient to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars are slow riffs that combine black metal, drone and doom metal together to create a sound of their own with some melody being thrown into the riffing at times and there are no guitar solos and leads present on this recording.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from t heir side of the recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes, cover darkness, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Year Of No Light and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Vous Etes Un Nada Mort Marchant A". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is This Quiet Army another band that plays a mixture of drone, doom and black metal.
Drums and bass guitars are absent from this recording, while the synths, programming and effects bring elements of drone, ambient, experimental, krautrock, psychedelic and shoegaze to the recording.
Rhythm guitars are all slow and heavy riffs that combine black metal, drone, doom and post rock together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of heavy distortion being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on their side of the recording.
Vocals are all clean singing female vocals which has an esoteric feeling to them, while the song themes cover darkness, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion This Quiet Army are a very great sounding hybrid of drone, eperimental, ambient, doom and black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Aphorismes". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of drone, doom, experimental, ambient and black metal. RECOMMENDED BUY.