Etherial Riffian are a band from Ukraine that has had their previous album recently reviewed in this zine and plays a psychedelic mixture of sludge, stoner and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "I AM. Deathless" which will be released in May by Robustfellow Prods.
Drum beats start off the ep and give the music a tribal feeling along with some clean yet distorted guitars and ethnic instruments a few seconds later and after awhile the music starts going into more of a heavier direction along with some melodic singing that is more closer to a traditional style of doom metal.
At times the vocals can get very aggressive and the solos and leads the band uses are done in a very melodic fashion and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear a lot of psychedelic elements in the music along with a brief use of female vocals and both of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and you can also hear some Eastern style meditation as well as some whispers and spoken word parts on the second track along with some acoustic guitars and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Etherial Riffian creates another recording that takes psychedelia and world music and mixes it with stoner, sludge and doom metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Etherial Riffian and if you are a fan of psychedelia, stoner, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Sword of the Deathless". 8/2 out of 10.
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