BATILLUS a band comprised of members of bands such as A STORM OF LIGHT and INSWARM takes extreme doom to the extreme. The 3 installments by BATILLUS are epic and psychedelic doom inspired tracks, they have megaton weighted riffs, an almost ISIS and MINSK atmosphere in areas that is equal parts dense and melodic, and a great variation of tempos. HALLOWED BUTCHERY is a solo prog-doom project masterfully pulled off by Ryan Scott Fairfield makes up the last portion of this split with his ambitious and brilliant "coffin life". The track starts out in a compressed almost NEUROSIS style slow and funereal sludge and doom riff assault complete with great bluesy riffs and solo bits thrown in that scream '70s doom groove. Essential for fans of MINSK, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, NEUROSIS etc.. A colossal and sophisticated dark and psychedelic/black/doom influenced masterpiece!