Moloken are a band from Sweden that plays experimental dark/black metal with some influences from death and doom metal as well as some 70's progressive rock and this is a review of their 2012 album "Rural" which was released by Discouraged Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced dark metal riffs that combine influences from black, doom, death metal and 70's progressive rock to create a sound of their own with a good amount of clean playing being thrown into the riffing as well as a good amount of melody and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive edge to them at times, while the lyrics cover darkness and despair, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments present on this recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Moloken are a very great sounding experimental dark metal band and if toy are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Titan Above Us" "Blank Pnt" and "Thin Line". RECOMMENDED BUY.