Split by Drama/Perdition Winds (Satanath/Black Plague Records)
What a deliciously evil treat for the holiday season to have the Drama/Perdition Winds Split unleashed on December 25th. A cooperation between Satanath Records of Russia and Black Plague Records here in the States, the joining of two international black metal bands from the underground is sure to inspire malevolent thoughts in all who abhor this time of year. 3 stunning tracks in all, ready to bring the word of Satan into Christmas and beyond with an all-out vengeance.
First up the listener will find two dark and desolate cuts presented by Drama from Russia. A long running band whose blackened roots date all the way back to 2001, Drama unveils the blistering Create Your Dream followed by the chilling strains of Gloria Mortis. Both tracks are breathtaking in scope, and will surely reverberate throughout the bitter minds of all black metal aficionados. Drama consists of Dym on Drums, Vindsarg on guitars and vocals, and Torden on bass. A relentlessly bleak and frosty gift from the remote regions of Russia. It will be exciting to see what this power trio has in store for the world at large in the dismal New Year.
The icy reverberations of Perdition Winds then surface from the depths of hell, unveiling an epic track of misery and intrigue entitled Cult Of Kain. Based out of Finland, Perdition Winds present black metal at its most primitive and compelling, seething with a dark vibrancy that is staggering to behold. The bewitching musicianship permeating within Perdition Winds include the participation of J.K.A. on bass, R.S. on drums, T. K. on guitars, R.Ä. on guitars, and J.E. on vocals. Perdition Winds has been festering upon the worldwide metal scene since 2010, and remain an obscurity well worth seeking out.
Support the deviant art of the metal underground and check into what the Drama/Perdition Winds Split has to offer – whether it be during the holiday season or within the rancorous throes of a brand new year. What a grim and glorious way to close out the waning days of 2015!
(Review by Ken Morton)