Cicadan are a 1 man band from Australia that plays a very nature orientated form of atmospheric black metal with elements of doom, ambient and folk and this is a review of their 2012 album "Mother" which was released by Eternal Warfare Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced atmospheric black metal riffs that utilize some primitive elements, melody, doom metal and ambient influences being thrown into the riffing to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding atmospheric black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to bring folk music elements to the album.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with a brief use of clean singing chanting as well as some nature samples, while the lyrics cover Green Anarchism and Nature themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Cicadan are a very great sounding hybrid of atmospheric black metal and doom and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Dusk". RECOMMENDED BUY.