Here we have a new heavy beast split from the icy Finnish shores!
First off i have to say i am far from being an expert on Azaghals
vast back catalogue besides from the only album i have my self and that
is the smashing "Perkeleen luoma" album from 2004 so i will only base
my comparisons from that to this almost 12 year newer material....So
what can i say about this new three songs from one of Finlands satanic
Well they are for sure some strong and pretty long
compositions as always Azaghal never disappoints but i would say this is
not their hottest material, one reason is the production is a bit too
warm (compared the the only album i have which is ice cream cone cold and steely
eviiil blasphemy bliss!) and the other can i guess can be put on Oaths material that is
bleeding extra much here so its hard to see.... the best parts of Azaghals competent songs
is the subtle guitar melodies and bends,pics etc that put the "i" in
intriguing i think other then that all is delivered good & hard as usual but
not really up to old standards. (the same year (2015) as this one they released
another split AND another full length...damn!)
Oath as i hinted is the best part of this split plus i have a little more insight on them as well.
as before make pretty long and doomy transcending music in a very
satanic way but here i think they almost out done themselves in vastness
and meditativ atmosphere...probably their longest songs to date.
put you into a dark murky trance that pulls you deep into the
impenetrable dark river of Styx... the riff repeating works fine as the
riffs is solid and the overall constructions is well thought out,
nothing original but traditional doomy devil spells is what they do
& do good. (and dont miss the coming new full album from Oath now in
All in all a "well worth getting split" whatever i said or did not say.
It´s Finnish, it´s true beast!
1. Azaghal - Nukkuja 09:50
2. Azaghal - Vedenpaisumus 09:35
3. Azaghal - Taivaankairaaja 04:33
4. Oath - The King 12:03
5. Oath - Evernight 11:14