KZOHH are an international band with members from both Russia and Ukraine that play an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Rye.Fleas.Chrismon." which was released by No Colours Records.
Nature sounds and ambient style synths start off the album along with some people samples and elements of folk music and melodic chants can also be heard at times and on the second track the music starts getting a lot more darker and experimental which also leads up to more of a fast and atmospheric black metal direction.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit during the fast sections and when vocals are added into the music they are very aggressive and have an industrial feeling to them while also utilizing a great amount of high pitched black metal screams and they also mix in a good amount of spoken word samples and grim vocals.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they also mix the synths in with the heavier sections of the music and the slower sections of the song utilize a doom metal influence and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing while some of the vocals also bring in elements of depressive black metal and most of the tracks are very long an d epic in length and as the album progresses the music starts getting more experimental and avant garde.
KZOHH plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in atmospheric black metal and create their own style by mixing in elements of doom metal, dark ambient, experimental and avant gard to create an original sound, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Russian and cover death, darkness and historical themes.
In my opinion KZOHH are a very great sounding experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alousia et Pestilentia Ignearia" "Un Drapeau Noir Sur L'egalise" and "Ghosts Of Melcombe Regis". 8 out of 10.