The Dutch doom band Uur (formely known as Dresden Lenningrad) from Amsterdam teamed up with The French doom band Endless Floods. In May 2016 they released a split EP/cassette, with just one song per band.
The first side and first song I’m listening to, is of course the one from Uur. The song starts with very slow and heavy riffing, that reminds me straight away to Monolord (SWE). The heaviness and solos sound really seventies in vain of Black Sabbath. The vocals are clean, epic and slow too. The effects on the pedals give it a very spacy feeling. The song is about 9 minutes long, but it’s way to short for me!
The other side is from Endless Floods. Their song starts really depressive with a single riff that is very slow and then the rest starts in. A transcending song with deep and heavy riffs and extremely heavy drums and bass. The vocals are desperate screams, that give you the feeling that the end is near. What I like about the song of Endless Floods is that the production is very raw and the solos are slow and nasty.
The difference between Endless Floods and Uur is definitely that Endless Floods is more depressive then Uur and more intense. On the other hand, Uur has a more hippie kind of groove in it. This tape is a very good example of two bands in the same genre bringing you excellent doom. Two very long songs on an old school cassette tape!
Score: 8.0/10 ★★★★☆
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