This is a review of a split album between Russia/Ukraine's Poyezd Rodina and and Russia's Funeral Tears called "Frozen Tranquility which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Metallic Media and we will start off the review with Poyezd Rodina a band that plays an atmospheric form of funeral doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very avant garde keyboard sound that also brings in a touch of folk music and after the drum beats kick in the music starts getting more heavy, melodic and depressive while also being very atmospheric at the same time and when screams are added onto the recording they bring an influence of black metal onto the recording.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic musical fashion and all 3 of their tracks are very long and epic in length and also mix in a decent amount of death metal growls and violins can also be heard in some parts of their songs along with acoustic guitars being added in time that also add in a touch of post rock and all of theri songs remain true to a very slow musical direction.
Poyezd Rodina plays a style of funeral doom metal t hat is very atmospheric and melodic and also adds in a touch of black metal, the production on their side of the recording sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover Death and Poestics of Russian Existentialism.
In my opinion Poyezd Rodina are a very great sounding atmospheric funeral doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Only Death".
Next up is Funeral Tears a solo project that plays funeral doom metal.
His side of the split starts out with a very dark, heavy and melodic funeral doom metal sound and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of his songs and after awhile grim death metal g rowls make their presence known on his side of the recording and all 3 of his tracks are very long and epic in length.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and some of the vocals also bring back some of the 90's atmospheric doom/death metal style while some of the screams also add in a touch of black metal and all of his songs stick to a very slow musical direction without any mid tempo or fast parts and spoken words can be heard briefly on the last track.
Funeral Tears plays a style of funeral doom metal that is very melodic and atmospheric sounding and also mixes in some 90's influences, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Russian and English and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Funeral Tears are a very great sounding solo funeral doom metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hope".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of funeral doom metal. 8 out of 10.