Karmanjaka are a band from Sweden that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "I Tornrosdalen" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
Military style drum beats start off the ep along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later which are also utilized on the later songs as well as a brief use of chants and after the into the music gets heavier while still utilizing melody and also adding grim black metal screams onto the recording.
Most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on the last track the music speeds up a bit and also adds in tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the song more of a raw and old school black metal feeling.
Karmanjaka plays a style of black metal that is very cold, melancholic, melodic and raw sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw with an old school feeling while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover cold and desolate themes.
In my opinion Karmanjaka are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Katla". 8 out of 10.