Tchornobog are an international duo from the United States and Iceland that plays an avant garde mixture of black, death and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2017 album which will be released on July 28th by I, Voidhanger Records.
Death metal growls and brutal riffs start off the album along with a great amount of dark sounding melodies and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the solos and leads also bringing in a chaotic style of extreme metal and the music also has a great amount of black metal influences.
Black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the slower riffing is very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal and nature orientated soundscapes can also be heard briefly along with some avant garde elements and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses clean playing, saxophones, trumpets, bells, cellos, and Grand piano are added onto the recording while the solos become more melodic and also add in a touch of post metal and spoken word parts are also used briefly.
Tchornobog plays a musical style that mixes black, death and funeral doom metal together with an avant garde touch to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Slavic Mythology, metaphors of religion, psychological disorder and auditory hallucinations of the human animal.
In my opinion Tchornobog are a very great sounding avant garde mixture of black, death, and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Vomiting Tchornobog" and "Non Existence's Warmth". 8 out of 10.