Majalis are a band from Sweden which features members of In Mourning and October Tide with a musical style I would describe as being post/gothic metal with elements of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Cathodic Black" which was released by Pulverised Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording but there is a brief use of percussion work, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric and gothic sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine post rock with gothic metal to create a sound of their own while still utilizing some doom and black metal influences as well as a great amount of melody, soft and clean playing being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding post metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all deep blackened death metal growls, while the lyrics cover somber misery and unnerving open wounds, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound with t he songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Majalis are a very great sounding post/gothic metal band with elements of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Altar". RECOMMENDED BUY.