Purnama are a band from the Czech Republic that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Lioness"which was re-issued in 2020 by Slovak Metal Army.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier and brutal musical direction while the vocals also add in a great amount of death metal growls. Black metal screams are also utilized and at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction, tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing.
Purnama plays a musical style that takes black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Religion and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Purnama are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Acheron" "No Evil No God" and "Lioness". 8 out of 10.