Vinterriket / Northaunt - Split (Flood The Earth Records) - Back
This is the second split release between these two masterful sounds of Vinterriket and Northaunt. As a split of 2 bands, it sorta makes for a good full-length. Both are in reminiscence of one another, yet contain totally different stature. By the way, this is all dark ambient! No black metal fills from Vinterriket this time (that's ok). The 4 tracks presented by Vinterriket (tracks 1, 3, 5 and 7) are soothingly and haunting patrons of the winter landscape. The 3 tracks presented by Northaunt (tracks 2, 4 and 6) are also soothing, but more uneasy and almost doom-laden in structure which can paint a portrayal of dark caves in the woods or something to that extent. Northaunt is worthy of attention as is Vinterriket!! Some very atmospheric material. Definitely a relaxing journey for the mind... for those whom wish to delve this deep.

Rating:
85

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell