Kolp are from Budapest and debuted in 2010 with the full-length The Covered Pure Permanence, and the sophomore The Outside came two years later. Regarding the split, Kolp deliver raw black metal, but full of melancholy and despair, as well as hatred. Kolp sometimes use slow-paced tempos, in addition to the usual blast beats, and the extreme desperation of these songs takes on almost depressive tones, which can also be inferred from titles such as “No More Satisfaction”. Their best song is in my opinion “Decompose” in which a recurring guitar refrain gives a feeling of cold, helplessness, and desolation.
The second band is Leiru from Zalaegerszeg, an act that has been around since 2055 with several releases behind but still no full-length. Their proposal is raw black metal; although Leiru often are slow paced, their sound is harsher; unlike Kolp their lyrics are in Hungarian. From the very first note of their contribution to this split, one can note the biting sound of the guitar. The extensive use of almost spoken clean vocals gives dark black metal atmospheres to their sound.
In short, there's nothing original, but listening to this split can always be a pleasant experience, so give it a try!
Release date: April 8 2015 on Lost Horizons Productions as CD and cassette. The EP can be purchased through the Bandcamp player below.
Knot - All instruments
Jim Jones - Vocals
Sadaist - Drums
Text by Herjann