This is a review of a split album between Portugal's Hulduenfi and Spain's Dom called "Journeys Of The Mind" which was released in 2014 by Dark Matter Records and we will start off the review with Hulduefni who goes for more of a dark ambient, experimental and drone style on this recording.
His side of the split starts out with nature sounds along with some field recordings a few seconds later and after the intro distorted drones and dark ambient soundscapes are added onto the recording along with some heavy guitar riffing that is more close to a primitive style of doom metal while also bringing in melodic leads.
After awhile clean playing and programmed beats are added onto the recording and all of the songs also sound different from each other while also being mostly instrumental while the ambient sound also takes over more as his side of the album progresses and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the music getting more experimental and one song also brings in black metal screams.
In my opinion this another great sounding recording from Hulduefni and if you are a fan of black, doom metal, dark ambient, drone and experimental, you should check out his side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Journey Through My Sick Mind" and "Alien-The Beginning".
Next up is Dom a solo project that plays a mixture of dark ambient and funeral doom metal.
His side of the split starts out with drums along with some bass guitars a few seconds later before adding in heavy guitars and ambient style synths which also takes the music into more of a funeral doom metal direction and most of his tracks are very long and epic in length and after awhile the music starts incorporating more melody and all of his songs are instrumental and also stick to a very slow musical direction and the production sounds very dark and raw.
In my opinion Dom are a very great sounding instrumental mixture of dark ambient and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACK "A Modern Prometheus".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of funeral doom metal and dark ambient. 8 out of 10.