Shramana are a band from Missoula, Montana that plays a progressive form of post black metal with elements of sludge and crust and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Mythos: Logos".
A very heavy sludge sound starts off the album along with some melodies that also gives the music more of a doom metal feeling and after awhile t he music speeds up a bit and brings in a style that is more close to melodic death metal along with some growling vocals and the music also brings in a touch of d beat and crust.
At times blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard in the music along with some high pitched screams that also gives the music a raw feeling while the solos and leads go for more of the post and melodic side of the genre and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Clean guitars can be heard in some parts of the songs which also gives the music more of a progressive feeling and they also give the music more of a progressive feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while all of the songs are very diverse and sound different from each other and you can also hear elements of hardcore at times and spoken word parts are added onto the last track.
Shramana plays a style of post black metal that is very progressive while also having influences of crust, hardcore, sludge and melodic death metal which also makes their music sound a lot more original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recoridng while the lyrics cover environmental themes.
In my opinion Shramana are a very great sounding progressive, post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black night, White Sky" and "Terrible Purpose". 8 out of 10.