This is a review of a split album between the united States :novemthree: and Arrowwood both band s that have been featured before in this zine with the recording being self released in 2007 and we will start off the review with :novemthree: which continues their psychedelic and ritualistic approach to neo-folk.
Their side of the split starts off with acoustic guitars which use both finger picking and full chords and after awhile synths and flutes are added into the music along with some percussion's and psychedelic sounds.
The band also bring this sound to other songs while also bringing in melodic chanting and vocals both male and female in certain sections of their side of the split and they also bring in a small amount of nature sounds briefly.
With their side of the split :novemthree: continued their ritualistic neo folk sound while also adding in psychedelic and traditional folk element s to create some music that is very dark, pagan and medieval sounding.
Song themes cover nature, while the production has a very dark and medieval sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from :novemthree: and if you are a fan of psychedelic neo-folk, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stories Of Blood" and "Vespers".
Next up is Arrowwood a band that plays a psychedelic form of pagan neo-folk.
Their side of the split starts up with psychedelic sounds and acoustic guitars that use both finger picking and full chords along with folk instruments and after awhile melodic female vocals are added into the music and they give their side of the recording an esoteric feeling.
As their side of the split continues the music starts bringing in more 60's psych rock and traditional folk music elements which make their music have more of a medieval feeling to it and all of the songs are very short in length.
Wit h their side of the split Arrowwood bring in a very esoteric and pagan approach to neo and medieval folk music while also having some medieval and psychedelic rock elements beign added in at times.
Song lyrics cover darkness and nature themes, while the production has a very dark, esoteric and medieval sounding feeling to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arrowwood and if you are a fan of pagan, neo folk music, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Funeral Lullaby" and "Bells In An Old Forest".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of neo folk music, you should add this album to your collection. 8 out of 10.