Boomkat Product Review:
This split release was reportedly some three years in gestation, teaming the uncompromising noise and power electronics of Dominick Fernow's Prurient with the Burzum-inspired black metal of Canadian act Akitsa. Channelling dark and trebly tones, Akitsa sets diabolic vocals against fizzing guitars and barely intelligible drums. 'Terre Eternelle' begins with slow organ chords, meditating on apocalyptic intervals for almost four minutes, right up until a clattering, explosive din signals some of the horrors to come. Soon after, emaciated electric guitars plod through slow, marching riffs and all manner of pained squealing goes on. Shorter and generally more ferocious, 'Goetie' wraps up the Akitsa half, leaving Prurient to deal the death blow with 'Fossil', a marvellous sound collage recorded live on the radio with a three-man line-up the day after Fernow recorded the full-length album of the same name. Fans of that work will certainly appreciate the commanding, occasionally beautiful sounds strewn out across this half-hour rendering, entangling gnawing feedback tones and vocal outbursts with terrorised string recordings.