Australasia are a band that plays an instrumental form of black metal mixed with post rock and ambient and this is a review of their 2012 ep "Sin4tr4" which was released by Good Mourning Sounds.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the recording with influences from electronic music.
Rhythm guitars when they are in the heavy are very melodic sounding primitive black metal riffs while the soft and clean playing is more in the ambient and post rock direction and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly absent from this recording with the music being mostly instrumental but there is a brief use of spoken word parts and clean singing female vocals, while the song themes cover darkness and nature, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Australasia are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, post rock, and ambient and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Antenna" "Scenario" and "Retina". RECOMMENDED BUY.