Kenoma are a band from Ohio that plays an instrumental and melodic mixture of atmospheric sludge, doom and post metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Tides Will Prevail" which will be released on April 28th by Translation Loss Records.
Heavy yet slow sludge and doom metal riffing along with melodic guitar leads start off the album and none of the songs ever utilize any vocals or lyrics and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and clean playing is also added into certain sections of the recording.
Elements of post rock can be heard in the bands musical style and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while rain and thunder sounds can also be heard briefly and when synths are added onto the recording they give the songs a more atmospheric feeling and there is also a brief use of cries and drones as the album progresses and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Kenoma plays a musical style that takes the heavy, melodic and atmospheric sides of sludge, doom, and post metal and mixes them together without any vocals to create a sound of their own and the production sounds very professional.
In my opinion Kenoma are a very great sounding instrumental and atmospheric mixture of sludge, doom and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "1913" and S'leeping Prophet". 8 out of 10.
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