Khanus are a band from Finland that plays a shamanistic mixture of black and death metal with some psychedelic and avant garde elements and this is a review of their 2018 album "Flammarion" which was released by I, Voidhanger Records.
The album begins with a cover of Darkthrone's "The Serpent's harvest" which starts out with melodic chanting and throat singing and percussion's which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling before going into a heavier musical direction while some of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams while clean female and male vocals can also be heard briefly. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the faster sections of the music also using a lot of blast beats and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also getting very avant garde sounding at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style as well as the music getting very shamanistic sounding at times and as the album progresses psychedelic elements are also added onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Shamanism, Finnish Paganism, Folklore and Magick themes.
In my opinion Khanus are a very great sounding shamanistic mixture of black and death metal with some psychedelic and avant garde elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Timeless Sacred Art" "The Uncreated" and "Magick And Numbers". 8 out of 10.