Thursday, June 20, 2013


Asakku/Moonblood Split
Sombre Records, 1998
Genre: Black Metal

1. Endless Woods
2. Hordes of Hate

Side Moonblood: here
Side Asakku:

After Moonblood's first split with Nema I was beginning to worry about their choice of bands.  I had hoped they wouldn't fall into the realms of Horna in the modern day who seems to do a split with almost everyone regardless of quality.  Luckily fellow German's Asakku appear to be a pretty good match for Moonblood.  This was only released on vinyl 7" and limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and I own #166.

Asakku manage to give us quite an epic track.  I've never heard this band before, but I am interested in hearing what else they have to offer.  According to Metal Archives they didn't have too many releases and this is basically the last recording before they disappeared.  The give us a good track nonetheless in that epic Teutonic fashion.  They blend excellent riffing with some clean sections to give that extra edge of atmosphere, similar to what Moonblood typically does for their songs.  The way this track is working out is reminiscent of what Trimonium would later due full force on their albums, only I like the vocals on Asakku a little more.

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