Choria are a band from Indonesia that plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "A Dismal Repertoire" which was released by Interlude Records.
A very dark, heavy and atmospheric sound starts off the album while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling and the songs also add in a lot of post metal elements.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal scream while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style as well as some of the tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing,.
Clean vocals can also be heard briefly along with a later song also introducing shoegaze influences into the music as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them, synths are also added onto a couple of the tracks, female vocals are also added on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover regret, fear of losing, the after effect of imperium warfare, majestic island and one's own death testament.
In my opinion Choria are a very great sounding atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maria's Tale I :Thorn Queen" "The Mirage Of Onrust" and "Devourer Associate". 8 out of 10.