Dhwesha are a band from India that plays a blackened form of occult death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Sthoopa" which will be released by Dunkelheit Produktionen in September.
A very dark and melodic death metal sound starts off the album and a few seconds later growls are added into the music and the band starts having more of an early 90's feeling to them and the solos and leads the band uses use of a great amount of dark sounding melodies and at times you can also hear black metal screams and demonic laughter in certain sections of the recording.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording along with a heavy influence from early 90's Swedish death metal and as the album progresses you can hear acoustic guitars and Indian ethnic elements being added into their music at times and a few of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Blast beats are very rarely utilized on the recording except for the last track with the music focusing more on a ritualistic and melodic style of death metal that is very occult but heavily rooted in the true old school tradition all at the same time and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Dhwesha takes an old school style of death metal and ads in a more blackened and occult touch to this genre while also adding a bit of their own culture into the music to create an original sounding album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover the occult traditions of their own culture.
In my opinion Dhwesha are a very great sounding blackened occult death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sthopa" "Hoy ! Sala" and "Kapala ZHaara'. 8/5 out of 10.