Muka are a band from Croatia that plays a mixture of dissonant black metal, doom and sludge and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Sveta Stoka".
Atmospheric synths start off the ep along with some heavy, dark and melodic riffing a few seconds alter while the music also mixes the heavy and atmospheric parts together and clean guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording along with all of the instruments sounding very powerful.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with a few depressive touches and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a raw feeling and a couple 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 along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by sludge and doom metal while elements of death metal can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs along with a few growls.
Muka plays a musical style that takes a dissonant form of black metal and mixes it with doom and sludge to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Croatian and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Muka are a very great sounding mixture of dissonant black metal, doom and if you are a fan of those musical styles, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sutra?!" and "One Koge Nema". 8 out of 10.