This is a review of a double 4 way split between Portugal's Hulduefni, U.S.A's i AM esper, Belarus's Paleozoic and Russia's Satanath called "Aliens Vs. Dinosaurs" which was released by Symbol Of Domination Productions and we will start off the review with Hulduefni who plays a mixture of dark ambient, drone, experimental and psychedelia.
His side of the split starts out with ambient sounds and drones along with some distorted parts and melodic guitar leads and clean playing can also be heard at times and after awhile a small amount of black metal screams are added into the music and the guitar riffs also add in melodies to the songs when they are utilized.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also gets very experimental and avant garde at times and some of the tracks are also instrumental and there are also some psychedelic elements being utilized at times and all 4 of his tracks sound very different from each other, the production sounds very dark while the song themes focus on aliens and science fiction.
In my opinion Hulduefni is a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient, drone, experimental and psychedelia and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alien. the Beginning" and "Grays Walking Through the Hangar".
Next up is i AM esper a solo project that has been featured before in this blog and plays a mixture of drone, dark ambient and experimental.
His side of the split starts out with dark ambient style synths which also give the music an atmospheric feeling and the music also brings in a lot of experimental sounds and the music also brings in post rock style melodies and lo-fi elements along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and all of the music is instrumental and all of the songs sound very different from each other with guitars being used briefly and field recordings being added into the last song along with some harsh noises, while the production has a very dark sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from i AM esper and if you are a fan of dark ambient, drone and experimental, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Cosmic Death II'.
Next up is Paleozoic a solo project that plays a mixture of dark ambient and drone.
His side of the split starts out with atmospheric sounding drones and after awhile the music gets more distorted along with some guitar sounds and most of his songs are very long and epic in length and the music also gets more diverse with each track along with all of the music being mostly instrumental while the last track does bring in a small amount of black metal screams and the production also sounds very dark and heavy.
In my opinion Paleozoic is a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient and drone and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Immobility, Indifference and Toughness".
Closing the split is Satanath asolo project that plays dark ambient.
His side of the split starts out with drones and dark ambient sounds along with some field recordings and the music can also get very experimental and avant garde at times bringing in a variety of many different sounds and the music also adds in some loops and power electronics in certain sections of the recording and most of his tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also tribal elements being added into the music briefly while each track also sounds very different from each other and there is also a small use of acoustic guitars for a few seconds while later songs also mix in electronic music and the production has a very dark sound to it.
In my opinion I think t hat Satanath are a very great sounding experimental dark ambient project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out his songs. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satnogor" and "Sotekius".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of dark ambient and drone. 8 out of 10.