Akasha are a solo project from California that plays a vampyric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 ep "Consuming The Soul" which was released by Grey Matter Productions.
A very dark and ritualistic sound starts off the ep along with some occult style synths a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the music also bringing in a great amount of 90's influences as well as the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style, as the ep progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard and the closing track also brings in some session work from Lord II of Byyrth.
Akasha plays a style of vampyric black metal that is very raw, old school and ritualistic sounding, the production sounds dark and raw while the lyrics cover Vampirism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Akasha are a very great sounding vampyric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "BloodSpell" and "Fuck The Sun". 8 out of 10.