Pando are a band from Easthampton, Massachusetts that plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "(in)human(e)".
Gospel style singing starts off the album before adding spoken word parts and dark industrial elements onto the recording while also mixing in touches of noise music at times and after awhile harsh black metal screams start to make their presence known while the music is very experimental.
When acoustic guitars are utilized they add in elements of neo-folk while the music also gets very avant garde at times and demonic growls are also added into certain sections of the recording and when heavy guitars are added into the music they bring in more of a drone and doom metal feeling, atmospheric synths are also added on some of the tracks and stringed instruments as well as a small amount of harmonica's are also used briefly .
As the album progresses clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a brief use of blast beats and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length, when tribal drums are utilized they give the song the atmosphere of a voodoo ritual and one track also introduces saxophones onto the recording, clean singing and blues style slide guitars are also added onto a track.
Pando plays a musical style that is very rooted in black metal but also mixes in elements of experimental, avant garde, noie, country, blues and folk to create something that cant be categorized, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover African American slavery and the injustices they have faced in past times..
In my opinion Pando are a very great sounding experimental black metal band and if you are looking for something original or different, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "State Schooled" ""Van 11" "Caveman" and "This Fucking World Will Never Change". 8 out of 10.