Phendrana are a solo project from Mexico that plays an atmospheric and progressive form of post black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Sanctum Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" which was released by Sickness Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes along with some clean post rock style guitars start off the album along with some melodic leads while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile heavy riffs start to make their presence known.
When keyboards are utilized they give the songs more of a tragic feeling while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the music also getting very progressive at times as well as a couple of the songs being brief instrumentals and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length, female vocals and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard..
Phendrana plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric along with some progressive and post rock elements which makes the songs stand out more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, death, yore, abstract and surreal themes.
In my opinion Phendrana are a very great sounding atmospheric and progressive post black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sanctum" and "Where Ages Meet". 8 out of 10.