Drama / Perdition Winds [Split] (2015, Satanath Records)
From Finland, Perdition Winds is also a black metal band that recorded a 13 minutes song for this Split record. The song Cult of Kain is a more crust punk influenced black metal track than Drama’s two songs. The melodic side of Perdition Winds is also present but with a more textbook black metal edge with blast beats, fuzzy guitars, and screams that reminds of the first wave of black metal more than the later. Perdition Winds performs an engaging amalgam of black metal that is influenced by his pioneers more than its peers. There’s a certain quality of early Mayhem and even Tormentor in their interpretation of the genre.
This is an interesting split that showcase two bands that have the potential to make great music and promising new albums. Let’s hope these previews will announce great things to come.