Kantamus are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of sludge, hardcore and noise rock and this is a review of t heir self released 2015 ep "II".
A very dark, distorted and heavy noise rock sound starts off the ep along with some aggressive sludge screams and you can also hear some spoken word parts in some sections of the guitars as well as a doom metal influence in the slow and heavy riffs and after awhile the music incorporates more elements of post hardcore but done in a lot more heavier fashion.
Most of the songs stick to a very slow yet heavy musical direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them which does not take away from the raw aggression of the bands musical style and when the music eventually speeds up you can hear influences of punk in the bands musical style and the riffs also use a small amount of melody at times and the last track also bring s in a brief use of melodic guitar leads.
Kantamus plays a musical style that takes the heaviness of doom metal and sludge and mixes it with the raw energy of hardcore, noise rock and punk to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Kantamus are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, hardcore and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hakki" and "En pysy nahoissani". 8 out of 10.
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