Gathering [split]- Amiemsus and Oak Pantheon

Today we have a new black metal Bandcamp split. Amiemsus opens the album with a solo guitar and is slowly joined by the second guitar in what becomes a monstrous riff. But after a couple of minutes the vocals kick in with a strong Alice in Chains influence that ruins the rest of the song, then it takes another seven minutes for the song to wrap up.
The second track is Black Metal at least. Oak Pathaeon salvaged the split with their song A Gathering which is pretty good and at least an original work. Their sound is best described as Black Metal with post rock influences, which translates into a pretty appealing sound.
Overall, this release rates an 80% and is one of the year’s better splits.



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