CKA3 are a band from Ukraine that plays a very raw and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "XV" which was released by Bloodred Distribution.
Clean guitar playing starts off the compilation along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs a few seconds later that also takes the music into more of a raw black metal direction along with some very hateful sounding screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Classical guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the solos and leads the band uses also remain true to a melodic style of black metal and the faster sections of the music bring in a great amount of blast beats and a very old school Nordic second wave style that is more closer to the mid 90's era but done with a more modern production and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the compilation progresses the vocals start adding in more menacing sounding screams.
CKA3 plays a very raw style that is heavily rooted in the mid second wave Nordic style of this genre and also bring in a decent amount of melody at times, the production sounds very powerful without taking away from the raw nature of the music while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover Satanism, Anti Christianity, Darkness and Death Themes.
In my opinion CKA3 are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band an if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sataanasta" "Deti Christ" "Proklyatbly Sled Paymat Ages" and "Key". 8 out of 10.