Kavyk are a band from Louisiana that plays an atmospheric form of black metal along with some elements of sludge, doom, death and progressive metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Futility Worship".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep and they also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with some death metal growls also being used at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also use a great amount of melody along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influence by sludge and doom metal as well as the first track being very long and epic in length and at times the music gets very progressive.
Kavyk plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in atmospheric black metal while the sludge, doom, death and progressive metal elements gives the music more originality, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Kavyk are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of black, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Futility Worship". 8 out of 10.