Werian are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black and doom metal along with some elements of experimental, rock and psychedelic music and this is a review of their 2017 compilation album "Lunar Cult Society" which was released by Eisenwald.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the compilation before going into a very raw direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats as well as a great amount of dark sounding melodies while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with the slower sections of the songs being heavily influenced by doom metal.
At times the vocals have their somewhat melodic moments along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the songs also mix in elements of classic and psychedelic rock.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the guitar leads bring in a very raw and melodic style along with the music also getting more experimental as the album progresses as well as one of the later tracks introducing death metal growls onto the recording and all of the tracks sound very different from each other and the closing track was recorded live.
Werian plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black and doom metal while the experimental, rock and psychedelic elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover shamanistic and Lycanthropy themes.
In my opinion Werian are a very great sounding raw and experimental mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Werian" "Into The Twilight" and "Among Humans". 8 out of 10.