Heathen Beast are a band from India that plays black metal with elements of death metal and ethnic music and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "The Carnage Of Godhra".
Spoken word parts which are also used on other songs as well and soundtrack music sounds start off the ep and a few seconds later tribal beats are introduced into the music along with some heavy riffs, melodic leads that also dominate throughout the recording and high pitched black metal screams and the music also brings in death metal growls at times.
At times you can hear traces of ethnic Indian music in some of the solos and leads along with some musical instruments from the region being utilized briefly and when the music speeds up the songs get more brutal and also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the songs are also long and epic in length.
Heathen Beast plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black metal but also brings in the brutality of death metal and the ethnic music of their home country to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Atheism, Indian Culture, Society and History.
In my opinion Heathen Beast are a very great sounding mixture of black, death metal and ethnic Indian music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Carnage Of Godhra". 8 out of 10.