Wanderings - Marblebog / Vorkuta
1. Uttalan Utakon
3. Pt. 1: War
4. Pt. 2: Cleansing
5. Pt. 3: Triumph
Autopsy Kitchen / Ars Magna Recordings, 2008
Vorkuta side contains only one track built up by three parts.
Anyone with an ear to the underground or just good taste in what it has to offer are surely familiar with Hungary´s Marblebog, and recently riding that same cold, deep and despairingly black wave are countrymen Vorkuta. Paragon Records (US) just gave them props with a full length in 07 and Vorkuta are certainly not taking a break anytime soon. Members of both Marblebog and Vorkuta have long ties with eachother and THAT makes this split a bit more relevant than most. Marblebog contribute "Uttalan Utakon", a ferocious 7 minute bass driven beast of a track that begins with a fire that only years of black metal tradition can ignite and then segues into a deep deep canyon of despair as only Marblebog know how. Most have never heard Marblebog sound like this as it is their most mature material to date and despite activity on numerous splits recently, Marblebog hasn´t had a full length in quite some time. This split will leave you begging for it… Fellow countrymen Vorkuta attack this split with a brand new track "Prophecies" which certainly isn´t the lighter side of this release. Written in 3 parts (War/Cleansing/Triumph) the track is a blazing assault in tribute to man´s oldest pastime. Those already familiar with Vorkuta absolutely need this in their collection as (like the Marblebog track) it is some of their most mature work to date. 2 stunning tracks make this split an absolute must have release.
7" EP $12