I love Spectral Lore and I love Mare Cognitum, and here on this split we have one individual song from each of them as well as a joint track to give us 70 minutes of atmospheric, cosmic metallic bliss. All three tracks are great, and it is quite obvious that, as advertised, Ayloss and Jacob really did create these songs and lyrics in a collaborative effort. Ouroboros is the more somewhat conventionally structured of the two songs and brings in a bit more of a death metal influence, while Medius plays more liberally with empty spaces and takes on a quasi-psychedelic feel at times, but both represent the high calibre of cosmic black metal that you would expect from these two bands. There is also a theme of balance conveyed through the music on this album that says, to me, while the sun is what ultimately gives us life, it can and will also destroy us when the time of its supernova comes. Listen to this and be absorbed by the cosmos.
Favorite track: Sol Ouroboros.