This is a split review of a double album between Canada's Solanum and Epi-Demic called "Passages To Lunacy" which was released by HPGD Productions and we will start off the review with Solanum a band that plays a mixture of crossover and thrash metal.
A very hard and heavy thrash metal sound starts off their side of the split along with some melodies being brought in at times and a few seconds later the music starts to mix in elements of hardcore punk along with some aggressive shouting vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with solos and leads that bring in even ore of an old school sound and all of the songs stick to a heavy sound along with a production that sound s very old school yet professional at the same time and lyrics that cover political themes.
In my opinion Solanum are a very great sounding old school thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Welcome to Our Homemade Hell" and "Lunatic Tradition".
Next up is Epi-Demic another band that plays a mixture of crossover and thrash metal.
Their side of the split starts out with drum beats before going into more of a melodic and old school thrash metal direction along with the raw energy of hardcore and aggressive vocals kicking in a few seconds later and at time s the music can also be very brutal and also adds in a great amount of blast beats, as their side of the split progresses the songs start adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of guitar leads and all of the songs remain heavy along with a very powerful sounding production and lyrics that cover hate, violence, death, fighting and daily life.
In my opinion Epi-Demic are a very great sounding mixture of thrash metal and crossover and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Famine" and "Stewing In Misery".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of thrash and crossover. 8 out of 10.