Nekhen is a solo project from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of ethnic, middle eastern music, black and doom metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Akhet".
Middle eastern style folk instruments start off the album while ritualistic spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and after a few minutes the music goes into more of a heavier direction while also keeping the ethnic elements along with the song being almost a half hour in length.
The song is also divided into four different chapters while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with the music also mixing in elements of black and doom metal as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music always sticks to either a sow or mid tempo direction and some extreme metal vocals are also used briefly.
Nekhen creates another recording that remains true to his mixture of ethnic, middle eastern music, black and doom metal while also introducing vocals into the music, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Egyptian Ritual themes in the 28th century B.C.E.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nekhen and if you are a fan of ethnic, middle eastern music, black and doom metal, you should check out this album. 8 out of 10.