Sons of A Wanted Man are a band from Belgium that plays a blackened form of post metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Kenoma" which will be released in February by les Acteurs de I' Ombre Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also utilizing a great amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic post metal style. Growling style vocals can also be heard at times along with the slower sections of the songs also bringing in elements of sludge metal as well as some touches of shoegaze also being added into certain sections of the recording.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with one track also introducing female vocals onto the recording. Acoustic guitars and clean male vocals can also be heard briefly and on some songs the music also captures the raw energy of hardcore punk, the recording also closes with an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Sons Of A Wanted Man are a very great sounding blackened post metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kenoma" and "Amor Fati". 8 out of 10.
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