Black Mental Vs. Left Hand Path - Miniview: Moon Disk
Dark Ambient, Drone This is a split release by Black Mental and Left Hand Path off of German record label Schwarzarbeit whose focus is on dark ambient and drone works. "Moon Disk" coincided its release with the new moon at the time, sticking to a coherent theme of spirituality. The two artists have also handcrafted the packaging for the album themselves, making the entire product just a little more personal. You can even request a certain numbered copy (out of forty) to them directly. 

I will say that Black Mental had a much more powerful showcase on the album over Left Hand Path, as both the horror-track inspired, and terrifying 'They Travel With The Wind' and the forty minute behemoth (and digital exclusive) 'Lizard' floored me. The problem with a lot of the other tracks on the album is that they fall into the drone death trap of having little to nothing exciting go on throughout the duration of the song. I will say that I really appreciated the second half of Left Hand Path's 'Formation of Stone Blocks', as it utilized drone sounds as a base, but proceeded to throw in IDM styled beats. 

These two aren't bad at all, but they need to more or less home in on being different, which they succeeded at times, rather than being a copy of so many other dark ambient/drone acts. 
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Black Mental Vs. Left Hand Path - Miniview: Moon Disk

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Schwarzarbeit
This is a split release by Black Mental and Left Hand Path off of German record label Schwarzarbeit whose focus is on dark ambient and drone works. "Moon Disk" coincided its release with the new moon at the time, sticking to a coherent theme of spirituality. The two artists have also handcrafted the packaging for the album themselves, making the entire product just a little more personal. You can even request a certain numbered copy (out of forty) to them directly. 

I will say that Black Mental had a much more powerful showcase on the album over Left Hand Path, as both the horror-track inspired, and terrifying 'They Travel With The Wind' and the forty minute behemoth (and digital exclusive) 'Lizard' floored me. The problem with a lot of the other tracks on the album is that they fall into the drone death trap of having little to nothing exciting go on throughout the duration of the song. I will say that I really appreciated the second half of Left Hand Path's 'Formation of Stone Blocks', as it utilized drone sounds as a base, but proceeded to throw in IDM styled beats. 

These two aren't bad at all, but they need to more or less home in on being different, which they succeeded at times, rather than being a copy of so many other dark ambient/drone acts. 
Sep 03 2015

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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