Kafka are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of atmospheric black metal, crust and hardcore and this is a review of their self titled 2019 ep which will be released in July by Wooaaargh.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly done in an angry hardcore style as well as adding in some black metal screams at times and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
At times the music gets very atmospheric sounding along with the music also mixing in elements of crust, d beat and post hardcore. A decent amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they also bring in one very short song and another track that is very long and epic in length and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and as the ep progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anti fascism themes.
In my opinion Kafka are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric black metal, post hardcore and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Disgrace" and "Abandon All Hope". 8 out of 10.
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