When two seriously crushing black/death metal bands get together to release a split, it does not always include an 18 minute collaboration in addition to each's separate chapter. This split stands on its own as a dark and devastating experience.
Favorite track: APOSTASIS - Split track.
"Given time, even the strongest bone will succumb and shatter. And in the light of sovereign Death, even gods must submit.
Apostasis is a bastard of Devouring Star & Caecus, a collaboration in obscure Black and Death metal. An unlikely match in adversarialism.
The split consisting of three tracks, the A side: APOSTASIS, is a massive collaborative track between the two bands, more than 18 minutes in length. The B side consists of individual tracks from each of the acts involved, both streaming here on SoundCloud to give you an impression.
DS/C - Apostasis
Devouring Star - A Pale Monument
Caecus - Ascend to the Void
Total length: 27 minutes.
This Album provokes such a maelstrom of conflicted thoughts. On one hand it's an incredibly wicked black metal album, on the other it's atmosphere adds so much despair and desperation. Beautiful or horrific, it is a personal favorite of the genre, highly recommended . Abyssius Murkraken
Chaotic, whirling extreme metal thick with atmosphere. You can see how more recent releases like Coscradh's Nahanagan Stadial drew inspiration from Teitanblood here. This is one of those albums you wanna strap in for the whole ride from start to finish to fully get. Camelus Dromedarius