Maur are a band from Indonesia that plays a mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 demo which was released by Noisaurus Records..
Nature sounds start off the demo and after a minute acoustic guitars are added into the recording before going into a more heavy and melodic doom metal direction along with some high pitched black metal screams and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length, after awhile the bass guitars get more powerful sounding.
Melodic clean singing vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording and most of the music sticks to a slow doom metal direction on the first 3 tracks along with some death metal growls being added into the music at times and after awhile the music also gets more atmospheric sounding along with some melodic guitar leads and a few seconds of synths which gives the music a more funeral doom feeling and they close the ep with a cover of Beherit's "The Gates Of Nanna"..
Maur creates a very slow style of doom metal while having vocals in the black metal style and also adding in some death metal to create the sound that is presented on the recording, the production has a very dark and raw sound while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and nature themes.
In my opinion Maur are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Oak" and "Ahool". 8 out of 10.