Echtra are a band from Olympia, Washington that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened form of drone/doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "BardO" which will be released in November by Temple Of Torturous.
Atmospheric sounding synths and drones start off the album while both of the tracks are over 23 minutes in length along with some acoustic being added onto the recording a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times and after awhile melodic riffing is added onto the recording.
At times the music gets very atmospheric while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with a brief use of melodic chants as well as some elements of doom metal in the slower sections of the songs and the music also gets very experimental at times, when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and on the second track the music starts going into a faster direction which also uses a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Echtra creates another recording that remains true to the black, doom metal and drone mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover the transmission of one's existence between life times.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Echtra and if you are a fan of black, doom metal and drone, you should check out this album. 8 out of 10.
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