Dakhma are a solo project from Switzerland that plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of his 2016 ep "Astiwihad-Zohr" which was released by Gods Ov War Productions.
A very dark and raw bestial blackened death metal sound starts off the ep along with some blast beats, grim screams and demonic growls and the music also bring s in a raw 90's influenced style of war metal at times and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Morbid sounding melodies can be heard in some of the riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also remain true to a chaotic style of death metal and the music also gets very ritualistic at times along with a small amount of chanting and melodic vocals and you can also hear a touch of doom/death in the slower sections of the songs.
Dakhma plays a musical style that takes a very raw and bestial form of black/war metal and mixes it with death metal to create a very heavy and ritualistic sounding recording the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Zoroastrian Rituals and Afterlife themes.
In my opinion Dakhma are a very great sounding mixture of bestial black/death and war metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Procession(Feed From the Skull)" and "Altar(Flesh Upon Me)". 8/5 out of 10.
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