Aksu are a band from France and Belgium that plays an improv mixture of black/doom metal, drone, noise, dark ambient and free jazz and this is a review of their self released 2011 ep "XI.X/XL Act I".
The ep starts out with drums and clean guitars and after awhile electric guitars are added into the music which also leads to a more doomier direction along with the drums becoming more aggressive and after a couple of minutes drones and harsh noises find their way onto the recording and after 17 minutes experimental sound effects find their way into the improv jam which also leads up to psychedelic style guitar leads and keyboard sounds.
Song lyrics are absent from this recording with all of the musical being instrumental, while the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound to it with the jam session being over 22 minutes long.
In my opinion Aksu are a very great sounding improv mixture of black/doom metal, drone, noise, dark ambient and free jazz and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. 8 out of 10.
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