Alien Deviant Circus are a band from France that plays a very raw and industrial form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ananta Abhava" which was released by Necrocosm.
Ritualistic industrial sounds and occult style chanting starts off the album along with some whispered vocals and after a few minutes electric guitars are added into the music along with some spoken word parts being added into certain sections of the recording while there is also a great amount of grim black metal screams used on a regular basis throughout the recording.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and at times the music can be very melodic but done more in a dark and grim way along with a small amount of guitar leads and at times Gregorian chants and operatic female vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and after awhile the music speeds up in some parts and brings in a very raw style of black metal along with the screams getting more high pitched.
While the drum beats are all programmed they still can get brutal during the faster sections of the recording and at times there are also rituals and invocations of the ancient deities being done to music while some of the songs also bring in political samples and after awhile the music starts bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks also shows the vocals using more of a deeper style of screams.
Alien Deviant Circus plays a modern style of occult black metal which they mix in with industrial and ritualistic music to create an album that is very original and epic as well as expanding the black metal genre into a new direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Philosophy, Metaphysical and esoteric themes with a touch of eastern Tantra and Mysticism.
In my opinion Alien Deviant Circus are a very great sounding occult, industrial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ap (Nada)" and "Aham Tattva (Kriya)". 8/5 out of 10.