This is a split between Stellar Descent an Aylwin, and long, epic, Cascadian-style Black Metal is the order of the day here.
The songs by both bands are well constructed examples of this particular sub-genre and are positively brimming with atmosphere and feelings that evoke the harsh reality of a beautiful yet potentially deadly landscape.
I think this style of music has a lot to offer, especially when done well and with obvious passion such as is displayed here. Both bands also benefit from strong recordings and sound, whilst still within a recognisably Black Metal style.
Highly recommended this; for anyone who likes their Black Metal bleak and unforgiving, yet naturalistic and wild.