Tamoanchan are a solo project from Mexico that plays a mixture of folk and doom metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Tlamatinime" which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very dark and distorted drone starts off the album along with some ethnic and nature sounds a few seconds later as well as some acoustic guitar playing which also evolved into a heavier style while also mixing in the ethnic elements in with a doom metal style and the vocals are mostly clean singing.
Elements of folk music can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing and sludge style screams can also be heard in the background at times and the music also adds in a great amount of stoner influences.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of a melodic style to the songs and some tracks also add in touches of Native American music along with some ritualistic chanting and spoken word parts being utilized at times and as the album progresses some of the songs start incorporating more psychedelic elements and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction.
Tamoanchan plays a music style that takes stoner and doom metal and mixes it together with the tribal Native American folk music of his home country to create something very original, t he production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover Olmec, Aztec and Mayan Mythology.
In my opinion Tamoanchan are a very great sounding mixture of folk and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tezcatlanextia" and "Teohuatia". 8 out of 10.
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