Rajam are a band from Indonesia that plays a bestial form of war/black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Jackals Regiment" which was released by Ludah Productions.
Marching sounds start off the album along with some air raid sirens and war samples before going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction as well as having high pitched black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and the solos and leads also utilize a great amount of melody.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the riffs using tremolo picking and bringing in more of a raw style of black metal and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses more elements of war metal make their presence known on some of the songs while some of the riffing also adds in a touch of thrash and war samples are also used quite a bit throughout the album.
Rajam plays a musical style that takes war metal and mixes it in with more of a raw and melodic style of black metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Indonesian and cover War, Nusantra Mythologies and Indonesian Nationality themes.
In my opinion Rajam are a very great sounding black/war metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Jackals Regiment" "Hankurkan Nica" and "Semesta Binasti'. 8 out of 10.