When you come across a split release, you generally expect that the two bands featuring on the record will create music in a similar vein to one another, but Triunity is different. Blut Aus Nord play a unique blend of dark and ambient black metal whilst P.H.O.B.O.S. play music that is perhaps best described as industrial doom. These are two bands that cannot (and indeed, should not) be pigeonholed, yet bringing their music together into one unholy union works surprisingly well.
The first three tracks of Triunity belong to Blut Aus Nord and all three are atmospherically beautiful pieces. In particular, the haunting tones of Hùbris resonate well and with the instrumentation taking a lead role over the vocals on this track, it keeps things fresh and unique, and keeps the listener’s interest from start to finish. Blut Aus Nord have got their musical style and tone completely sussed and it shows.
The latter half of Triunity gives P.H.O.B.O.S. their time to shine and it’s a wonderfully gloomy and dark trio of tracks. There’s an air of mystery to the songs, no-doubt aided by the industrial tones atop of the sheer doomy goodness, with the first of the three, Glowing Phosphoros really playing on the band’s strengths. There’s perhaps not as much variety between these songs as one would like, but that doesn’t stop them from making a notable impression..
Triunity is indeed an intriguing listen, and although it’s not what you may expect from a split release, it’s a thoroughly engaging and rewarding piece of work.