Ukraine's KZOHH have returned with a new recording which continues their 'pestilent black metal ritual' sound of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2018 album "26" which will be released on April 26th by Ashen Dominion.
Nature sounds along with some voices start off the album along with some tragic sounding keyboards and avant garde samples a few seconds later while spoken word and am radio samples can also be heard at times and after awhile clean playing is added into some parts of the recording.
Both of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the music also gets very experimental at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music starts mixing it in with heavier parts as well as adding in a small amount of ambient and industrial elements.
Distorted vocals can also be heard at times along with some black metal screams while the clean singing gives the music more of an avant garde edge and when the music finally speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and also gives the song a more raw feeling along with the second track also bringing in a brief use of acoustic guitars and you can also hear a small amount of ethnic music elements.
On this recording KZOHH gets more experimental and avant garde while still having some elements of black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the Chernobyl Disaster and the Nine Mansi hunters and their deaths in 1959.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from KZOHH and if you are a fan of experimental and avant garde black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "61°45'17"N,59°27'46"E". 8 out of 10.