Massachusetts duo Pando have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a mixture of black metal, experimental and noise and this is a review of their 2019 album "Negligible Senescene" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Field recordings start off the album along with some heavier riffing a few seconds later as well as the music also getting very experimental and avant garde sounding at times. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black emtal screams and acoustic guitars are also added into some parts of the music.
Spoken word samples can also be heard on some of the tracks along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while one track also brings in elements of blues rock.
Harmonicas and slide guitars can also be heard briefly while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style when they are utilized. One track also introduces percussion's and folk instruments onto the recording as well as a brief use of female vocals and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Elements of noise can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when synths are utilized they add elements of dark ambient the music as well as bringing in the atmosphere of a horror movie soundtrack and all of the tracks sounds different from each other., the closing tracks also introduces whispered black metal vocals into the music The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover dark, psychological and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pando and if you are a fan of black metal, experimental, noise and ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Runt" "The Suite Shuffle" and "Ohm". 8 out of 10.