Kenos are a solo project from France that plays black metal with some elements of death and doom metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Inner Rituals" which was released by BloodCrown Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are done in a very deep yet grim fashion.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by doom metal while the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion, the music also brings in a great amount of death metal elements and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses some of the riffs also bring in a thrash influence and the vocals also add in a couple of black metal screams.
Kenos plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black metal while the elements of doom and death metal gives the mores more originality, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, philosophical and mythological themes.
In my opinion Kenos are a very great sounding dark mixture of black, doom, and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Atlantis" and "Shackles'. 8 out of 10.