Nekhen are a solo project from Italy that plays an instrumental and ethnic mixture of Middle Eastern music, black and doom metal and this is a review of his self released 2015 album "Entering The Gates Of The Western Horizon".
Middle eastern musical sounds along with acoustic guitars start off the album and after a couple of minutes the ethnic sounds start mixing in with the heavier side of the music which is mostly in a doom metal style where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the riffs also bring in melodies at times.
Vocals and lyrics are absent from this recording with all of the music being instrumental and the whole album consists of one song that is divided into 12 chapters and you can also hear a great amount of black metal influences throughout the recording and the music also gets very atmospheric and experimental at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Nekhen plays an instrumental musical style that takes middle eastern music and mixes it with black and doom metal to create an original sound, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the song themes focus on Ancient Egypt.
In my opinion Nekhen are a very great sounding instrumental mixture of middle eastern music, black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Baw of the Duat" "West" "Sarcophagus of Her Gods" and "With Emerging Darkness And Appearing Births". 8 out of 10.