Aetranok are a band from Aztec, New Mexico that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Kingdoms Of The Black Sepulcher" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Death Portal Studio.
Militant drum beats along with some atmospheric sounding keyboards start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while growls can also be heard at times while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the riffs also using a decent amount of melody as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a few of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can be heard which also gives the music more of a sci-fi atmosphere and on the closing track the music goes into more of a ritualistic direction.
Aetranok plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and keyboard orientated while still being very aggressive at the same time, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Nihilism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Aetranok are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ov Precipice And Bestial Purity" "The Lament Of Seraphs" and "Infernal Vestiges ". 8 out of 10.