The Haar songs are characterized by an astoundingly ordained, yet chaotic brutality, that summarizes in the tension of a sinister atmosphere the convoluted masses of elements that precisely aligns and rearranges the pattern of rhythms closed by an unbreakable and insufferable dissolution. Brightly exposing a mortifying nucleus of sardonic demise that disproves and disbelieves the derogatory deceptive claims able to decipher such a distinctive and deceitful spiral of deleterious harmonies, mitigating in the process all the effective disillusions that hardly conceals the truth behind the precision of such an underlying scope of unattractive rhythms, Haar somewhat loses the goal in what concerns a genuine artistic proposition, being easily absorbed by the pandemonium of its own uneventful wrath of perfidious symphonies, sounding excessively homogeneous throughout the reach of its three tracks, without reinvigorating any kind of strength or infusing any originality into their sound, becoming somewhat poor in comparison to their much more versatile colleague, Ur Draugr.
Ur Draugr, despite playing only one track on this split, plays a very long song, called The Vista Profunda, with a total length of nineteen minutes and forty seconds, having almost the same amount of time in the record as Haar, with their three songs. Although The Vista Profunda, after some time, becomes a somewhat tiresome track, it certainly displays a remarkable and profound degree of versatility, that becomes the most intriguing and interesting element on this split album. And as far as my evaluation goes, it is this track that makes worthwhile listening to this record.
The Vista Profunda really does have all the necessary components that make the track a remarkable feature: an opaque heaviness filled with a degrading insight of a centric and focused harmony, intertwined with a slow vagueness that disperses a solid rhythm below the scathing severity of its own reverberating alignment of an intricate sonorous fluidity. Although the track eventually becomes a little obvious after some time, nevertheless it is what gives the record it’s most positive, vibrating and living qualities, otherwise this would be an undoubtedly dead, formulaic and generic record, ordinary and irrelevant, completely destitute of any importance, brilliance or compliments.
Far from being a groundbreaking album, the Ur Draugr track, The Vista Profunda, is what certainly has the chance to attract an audience. A heavy song with a more dilapidated and polished harmony, and a reverberating dissonance that displays very flexible and colorful complex nuances, this is the song that makes this split album worthwhile listening. Although the album, in general, displays a valuable symmetry between the two bands, the Haar songs are too excessively homogeneous and monotonous to make a statement. Unfortunately, they became somewhat invisible, in comparison to the more intriguing, epic, sinister, diluted, severe and pungent Ur Draugr song.