Label: Blackened Death Records
Blackened Death Records are in a very active period recently, announcing new bands and releases what feels like every week. One of their latest offerings is this split, The Coming Frost, between UK one-man acts Uncanny Reality and Wolfrost. Both take different approaches to black metal, but work well together, with Uncanny Reality presenting two tracks that are obtuse and challenging; whilst Wolfrost’s offerings are more straightforward by comparison, but could hardly be described as simple or crude. Unusually for a split, each band does not have a “side”; instead, each band take turns. It’s an unexpected way for a split to be structured, but it means that both the contrasts and similarities between both bands are highlighted, helping give the split a little something extra it might otherwise lack. Not that it needs the unusual running order to succeed – both bands are perfectly capable of standing on their own merits, as this is a record that showcases both of their morbid charms.