Kashgar are a band from Kyrgyzstan that plays black metal with some death metal, thrash and progressive elements and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2016 album.
Drum beats start off the album and they also give the music more of a shamanistic feeling before going into more of a heavier and melodic direction and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and the music can also get very aggressive at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs the riffs use a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and when vocals are added onto the music they are in between growling and singing while also mixing in elements of death metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some sections of the songs also bring in clean playing and spoken word parts as well as some acoustic guitars and ritualistic chanting and thrash influences can also be heard at times and on the last track soundscpaes are added into the music.
Kashgar plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black metal while also mixing it with thrash, progressive and death metal to create something very different, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism and Folklore themes.
In my opinion Kashgar are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal with some thrash and progressive elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Scent Of your blood" and "Come Down". 8 out of 10.