Prohod are a band from Transylvania, Romania that plays a very atmospheric, melodic, raw and primitive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Hotarul Imbrelor".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a small amount of blast beats, while the synths bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the recording along with some flutes which bring in folk elements as well as violins, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that use some raw and primitive elements while focusing more on melodic riffing while mixing in some death metal influences, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used briefly and they use finger picking and full chords to add more variety and folk elements to the recording along with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
Vocals range from grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls as well as some spoken word parts along with a brief use of clean singing chanting, while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover darkness and folklore themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Prohod are a very great sounding original, atmospheric, melodic, raw and primitive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Temnita Gerului" "Din Sihle Pustii" "Nadejdei Jelanie" and "Viers De Foc". RECOMMENDED BUY.