Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dissecting Table/Saddharma/Vasilisk/Tibetan LiberationSteinklang/2011 CD Split Review

This is a review of 2 bands from japan Dissecting Table and Vasilisk which was released by Steinklang in 2011 and we will start of the review with Dissecting Table and their side of the split "Saddharma" which goes for a more ritualistic noise sound this time around instead of the harsh noise/death industrial sound that they are known for.

Noise effects are very harsh and experimental sounding mixed in with a great amount of psychedelic, dark ambient and ritualistic elements that bring a raw and primitive sound to the music, in addition their one song that they added to the split is 30 minute long epic.

Vocals on their side for the most part are absent except for a brief period and they are very deep death metal sounding growls and high pitched grind/noisecore screams mixed in with some rhythm guitar riffs that bring in a very heavy doom/death metal sound to the music while the music revolves around an esoteric Shinto/Buddhist theme, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion this is another great recording from Dissecting Table who puts the best music on this split and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED.

Next up is Vasilisk which plays a combination of dark ambient and ritualistic noise.

Percussions are all slow shamanistic tribal beats, while the synths and loops bring a very dark ambient, ritualistic harsh noise music feeling to the music, as for the 6 string bass it brings a very dark, raw and primitive sound to the music.

Guitars are mostly used as a sound effect to bring more of a distorted noise sound to the music instead of actual guitar riffs, while the vocals are all ritualistic chanting.

The song themes revolve more around an occult Tibetan Shamanism/Buddhist theme, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Vasilisk are a very great sounding ritualistic/tribal/noise/dark ambient hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Buddha's Warriors" and "Invocation". RECOMMENDED.

In my opinion this is a great split album and if you are a fan of death industrial/harsh noise/ritual/dark ambient musical styles, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED BUY.

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