Automb are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a very melodic and atmospheric form of black metal with some elements of death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Esoterica" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Final Gate Records.
Nature and ritualistic sounds start off the album along with some melodic chants and spoken word parts before going into a heavier direction which also introduces deep black metal screams onto the recording while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody and the music also mixes in a lot of death metal elements.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling and as the album progresses the music starts getting more atmospheric and they also a dd in a brief keyboard instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the remaining tracks.
Automb plays a style of black metal that is very melodic and atmospheric sounding while also adding in elements of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism, Occultism, Witchcraft and Esoteric Knowledge themes.
In my opinion Automb are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Horned God" "Call OF Hekate" and "Into Nothingness". 8 out of 10.