Atman are a band from Spain that plays a very atmospheric, raw and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Like Pure Unawaited Magic" which was released by New Goetia/Requiem Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords to add more darkness and despair to the music.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams with some female clean singing being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and poetic themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Atman are a very great sounding atmospheric, raw and primitive black metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Some Impressions From The Kingdom Of Plenitude" "Poetry And Passion (The Illumination Of The Aura)" and "Martyrs, Blasphemizers And The Sick". RECOMMENDED BUY.