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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Avakr/A Word From Within/Sygil Records/2013 CD Review


  Avakr  are  a  band  from  Indiana  that  plays  a  very  shamanistic  form  of  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "A  World  From  Within"  which  was  released by  Sygil  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  heavy  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  being  utilized  at  times  and   there  are   no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  some  folk  and  progressive  elements  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  black  metal s creams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Shamanism,  Eco  And  Paganism  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  heavy,  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.  

  In  my  opinion  Avakr  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy,  dark,  raw  and  primitive  shamanistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The Sight  Of  A  Thousand  Fires  Illuminating  The  Valley"  and  "A  Cleansing  Ritual  In  Hopes  Of  Summoning  Rain".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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