Karner are a band from Austria that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2018 demo "Knochnkerker" which was re-issued in 2019 by Wolfmond Production.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo along with some death metal growls a few seconds later while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as black metal screams also being a very huge part of the recording.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Clean playing can also be heard on a few songs along with one of the tracks also adding in a brief use of clear vocals and throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing, classical guitars can also be heard on the closing track.
Karner plays a musical style that takes black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover nature, death and the decline of mankind.
In my opinion Karner are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gluat ze Feia" "Sakrament" and "Infektion". 8 out of 10.