Caina are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style on this recording that takes black metal and mixes it with dark ambient and industrial and this is a review of their 2016 album "Christ Clad In White Phosphorus" which was released by Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
Radio static sounds start off the album and you can also hear telephones ringing in the background and after the intro the music gets heavy and goes for more of a raw black metal style that utilizes tremolo picking and blast beats along with some high pitched screams and the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also bring in a great amount of industrial beats while also focusing more on a modern black metal style and as the album progresses dark ambient soundscapes along with field recordings can be heard in some songs.
After the music gets more experimental and avant garde while some of the heavier sections of the songs also add in atmospheric touches and melodic guitar leads can be heard at times along with a brief use of spoken word parts. while some of t he slow riffs show influences of doom metal and sludge and when clean singing is used for few seconds it sounds very out of key while showing some talent on later song and displaying more of a goth style and a couple of t he tracks are very long and epic in length.
Caina plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the raw and atmospheric styles of black metal while also standing out a bit more with the experimental, industrial and dark ambient elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover apocalyptic, dystopian and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric black metal with elements of industrial, experimental and dark ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Torture Geometry" "Gazing On The Quantum Megalith" "Pillars of Salt" and "Christ Clad In White Phosphorus". 8 out of 10.