Kall are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of progressive black metal, depressive rock, alternative, shoegaze and psychedelia and this is a review of their 2020 album "Brand" which will be released in June by Prophecy Productions.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams along with the guitar solos and leads also adding in a great amount of melody.
At times the music also gets very progressive sounding while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Acoustic guitars and psychedelic elements can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the album.
Saxophones are also brought into certain sections of the album as well as some songs also adding in clean playing and influences of alternative, post rock, shoegaze and pop music along with all of the tracks also sounding very different from each other, touches of black'n'roll are also added into some parts of the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of blast beats and fast playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English and cover self-empowerment and rigorous individualism themes.
In my opinion Kall are a very great sounding mixture of progressive black metal, depressive rock, alternative, shoegaze and psychedelia and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rise" and "Fukta Din Aska". 8 out of 10.