Aksaya are a band from France that plays an experimental mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Kepler" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, More Hate Productions and The Ritual Productions.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some heavy riffs a few seconds later that also use a decent amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals bring in both death metal growls and black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking is utilized which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the songs also mix in a decent amount of atmospheric sounds and clean guitars can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word samples and the songs also mix experimental and heavy parts together.
Aksaya plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in modern black metal while also mixing in some experimental and death metal elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover physical, science and space themes.
In my opinion Aksaya are a very great experimental mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kepler" "Taut Ceti E" and "Non Morietur". 8 out of 10.