Switzerland's Dakhma have returned with a new recording which continues their bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Hamkar Attonement" which will be released in September by Iron Bonehead Productions.
A very dark sound along with some ritualistic chanting and drum beats starts off the album while the vocals also bring in a great amount of grim black metal screams and after awhile the music starts going into more of a heavier direction as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking, blast beats and war metal elements can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with some bestial growls also being utilized at times as well as the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies along with the solos and leads being done in a very chaotic style, they also bring in a track which also introduces middle eastern folk instruments onto the recording and as the album progresses death metal influenced guitar solos and leads are added into the music.
On this recording Dakhma takes their bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and takes it into more of a ritualistic direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Zoroastrian Rituals and Afterlife themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dakhma and if you are a fan of ritual, war, black and death metal, you should check out this album< RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Akhoman (Spill The Blood)" "Spendarmad (Holy Devotion)" and "...Of Great Prophets". 8/5 out of 10.