Akhenaten are a band from Manitou Springs, Colorado that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, death metal and middle eastern folk music and this is a review of their 2018 album album "Golden Serpent God" which will be released on May 31st as a joint effort between Cimmerian Shade Recordings, Murdher and Satanath Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes along with some acoustic guitars and middle eastern folk music elements start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams as well as some death metal growls also being used at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with the music also sounding very tribal at times and the son gs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a few instrumentals can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks as well as a couple of songs also introducing spoken word parts and melodic chants onto the recording.
Akhenaten creates another recording that continues the black, death metal and middle eastern folk music mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Akhenaten and if you are a fan of middle eastern folk music, black and death metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dragon Of The primordial Sea" "Through The Stargate" "God Of Creation" and "Apophis: The Serpent Of Rebirth". 8 out of 10.