Dakhma are a solo project from Switzerland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, war and death metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Passageways To Daena (The Concimitant Blessings Of Putrescing Impurity)" which will be released in My by Godz Ov War Productions.
Night sounds start off the album along with some elements of ambient and drone which also leads up to some melodic leas, blast beats and high pitched black metal screams and the riffs are also very raw and use a great amount of tremolo picking and bestial death metal growls can also be heard at times.
Elements of war metal are present throughout the recording while some of the screams have a depressive tone to them and throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also bring in a great amount of 90's influences and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When solos and leads make a return go back to an old school style of black/death metal and as the album progresses the music starts getting more ritualistic at times along with a brief use of clean playing before returning back to a heavier direction and there are certain sections of the recording where the music sounds more modern and there is also a brief use of melodic occult chanting and some of the tracks a re long and epic in length and they also bring in a cover of Bathory's "Call From The Grave" and the last track also gets very tribal and shamanistic.
Dakhma creates another recording that mixes black, death and war metal together while also being very ritualistic and experimental at times, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Zoroastrian rituals and afterlife.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dakhma and if you are a fan of the raw, bestial and ritualistic sides of black, death and war metal, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Baseashnum (Defiled By Dark Flesh)" "Chinvat (Ascension III - Agony" and "The Silent tower (Gather ye of Life)'. 8/5 out of 10.