Natanas are a solo project from Wyoming that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and depressive mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Eram Numquan Amicum Vestrum".
A powerful bass guitar sound starts off the album and it slowly takes the music into more of a doom metal direction along with some high pitched depressive black metal screams and you can also hear some distorted guitar leads at times and a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
A lot of the guitar riffing brings in elements of both funeral and death/doom and when acoustic guitars are added onto the recording they use full chords that also gives the music more of an avant garde feeling as well as taking the music into more of an experimental direction while some of the distortion gives the music a touch of drone and all of the songs also stick to a very slow musical style and on the last song guitar leads also make a return for a few seconds.
On this recording Natanas takes a depressive style of black metal and mixes it with the slowest, darkest and heaviest style of primitive doom metal to create a musical style of his own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Misanthropy, Esotericism and Suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Natanas and if you are a fan of depressive black metal and doom, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Operae Nostrae Vicaria Cruenti" "Ficken Kolassalen Totalausfall" "Est Vita Mea Stercoe" and "Uterque Proicit Ampullas". 8 out of 10.