This is a review of a split album between India's Shepherd and Death By Fungi which will be released on August 15th by Inspirus Records and we will start off the review with Shepherd a band that plays a mixture of heavy rock, stoner, doom and sludge metal.
Their side of the split starts out with spoken word samples before going into more of a heavier and melodic direction while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with the vocals being a mixture of clean singing and aggressive screaming style shouts.
A great amount of sludge, doom and stone r rock elements can be heard in the slower sections of the songs while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads giving the songs more of a retro feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and elements of punk and noise rock can also be heard at times.
Shepherd plays a musical style that mixes punk, noise rock, stoner and sludge metal and mixes them together to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover real life themes.
In my opinion Shepherd are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and heavy rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Agents Of Nihil" and "Weed Dealer".
Next up is Death By Fungi a band that plays a mixture of hardcore and punk.
Their side of the split starts out with distorted amp sounds and drum beats before adding in hardcore style riffing and aggressive vocals while the songs also mix in the energy of punk rock and the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's and 90's while also being very modern at the same time.
Throughout their side of the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and blast beats along with chaotic guitar leads are also used briefly which also have their melodic moments and elements of post hardcore are also used at times as well as a brief use of clean playing and elements of emo are added on the closing track.
Death by Fungi plays a musical style that takes a traditional style of hardcore and mixes it with t he energy of punk rock to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Death By Fungi are a very decent sounding hardcore punk band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Edgelord Beatdown" and "Buzzard Murder".
In conclusion I feel this is a very decent sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of sludge and hardcore punk. 7/5 out of 10.