Finland's Charming Timur have returned with a new recording that continues the alternative, nu and post black metal mixtures of previous releases and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Focused Rage" which will be released in August.
Melodic post rock style guitar leads along with some drum b eats start off the album along with some clear alternative style vocals a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a powerful sound to them and after awhile whispers also start making their presence known briefly.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses elements of nu metal are added into the music while the black metal screams gives the songs a more depressive edge and when slow riffing is utilized it gives the songs a touch of funeral doom.
Ambient style synths and clean guitars can also be heard briefly and at times the music gets very experimental and throughout the recording you can also hear a great amount of diversity along with most of the songs sounding different from each other and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Charming Timur plays a musical style on this recording that takes atmospheric black metal, post rock and alternative metal and mixes them together to create something different, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Charming Timur and if you are a fan of alternative and post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rampage Anthem" "A Bit Clingy" "Psychotic Depression" and "This Morning Meds". 8 out of 10.