France's Barus has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of an atmospheric and progressive form of blackened death metal with some elements of doom and post metal and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Fanges" which will be released in December as a joint effort between Aesthetic Death and Breathe Plastic.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the ep while both of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and the music also has its repetitive and atmospheric moments.
When clean playing is utilized they also give the songs more of a progressive feeling while spoken word parts and whispers can also be heard briefly. Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with some black metal screams also be added in at times as well as the music also adding in some touches of post metal and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard.
On this recording Barus takes atmospheric black, doom, death, post and prog metal and mixes them together to create a very heavy and dark release. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Barus and if you are a fan of atmospheric and progressive blackened death metal with some touches of doom and post metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Fanges". 8 out of 10.