One can’t help but be slightly disappointed in this release. Though the music released here isn’t necessarily bad, it is largely unexciting. Every riff, beat, bass line and vocal feels redundant and lacking purpose.
For the most part, Dorre performs languid instrumentals with occasionally heavy riffing à la Neurosis or Cloudkicker. When they do allow for some tempo variations, Dorre sound like amateurs, particularly during Three Fell from the Sky. The two songs that make up their half of this split EP lack any sections that leave an impression. Even after repeated listens, nothing was memorable.
Bethmoora present the heavier side of this split in the form of a one song monolith. Their take on death-doom leaves one feeling cold, as with Dorre’s side of the split. Too many minor things got in the way of me enjoying either band overall, and that’s entirely on me. However, fans of ominous and epic sounding death-doom may appreciate this release.