Friday, October 1, 2010

Mara/Compilation 2009/10 CD Review

Mara are a 1 man project from Michigan that plays a depressive form of ambient/black metal and this is a review of their "Compilatation 2009-10".

Drum programming is mostly slow beats but speed up at times, while the bass playing has a very dark and distorted sound to it , as for the synth they bring a drone/dark ambient sound to the music mixed in with a good amount of noise effects.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow ambient black metal riffs with some faster riffing at times and a great amount of distortion that bring a doomy drone edge to the music, and there are no lead guitars or solos present on the album.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some weird type of cryptic vocals, while the lyrics touch on pessimism, affliction, snd suicide, as for the production it has a very dark and raw sound to it.

In my opinion Mara are a very good ambient black metal band that focuses heavily on creating drone sounds and if you are a fan of this style you should check out this group. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Disconnected" "Inner Ugliness" "Twisted Perversity" and "A Barren Wasteland". RECEMMONDED BUY.


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