Split release of US black metal and black / ambient
"One Master take the first side, with two tracks. The songs, ‘Stormdivision’ and ‘Ironspirit’ are more direct and forceful than those on recent records, each one being a five minute blast of utter fury and rage...There’s an almost punk like energy throughout, and a directness that is hard to resist. The songs aren’t solely built on aggression though, as there’s a melodic edge to them that recalls the likes of Horna...
By contrast, Ninhursag are a very different proposition. Whilst the production of One Master’s side is red-raw, the four tracks from Ninhursag have a much colder atmosphere, that brings to mind the ritual occultism of Beherit, along with a more demo-esque rawness...Credit also has to be given the dark ambient, field-recording based outro ‘Cicuta’, which ends the split on a disquieting note."
"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie