This is a review of a split album between Seattle,, Washington's Into The Storm and Smooth Sailing which will be self released in 2018 and we will start off the review with Into The Storm a band that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive mixture of sludge metal and noise rock.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy guitar sound along with some angry sludge style vocals a few seconds later while clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and also gives the songs a more progressive edge as well a s all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful.
Elements of noise rock can also be heard at times while the vocals also have their melodic moments along with the solos and leads also bringing in a decent amount of melody as well as the second track being long and epic in length and also brings in a small amount of spoken word parts and the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Into The Storm and if you are a fan of progressive sludge metal and noise rock, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Murder, Murder, Murder".
Next up is Smooth Sailing a band that plays a mixture of sludge metal, noise rock and hardcore punk.
Their side of the split starts out with punk style riffing along with some angry sounding hardcore style vocals while the music also mixes in elements of sludge metal and noise rock along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover humorous themes.
In my opinion Smooth Sailing are a very great sounding mixture of sludge metal, hardcore punk and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hey Girl, Egg Roll, David Grohl".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of sludge metal and noise rock.8 out of 10.