Gukurahundi are a band with members from both California and New Jersey with a musical style that mixes melodic black metal with atmospheric elements, death metal, and rock and this is a review of their 2013 ep "An Apparition In Nocturnal Splendor" which was released by Manicidic Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the pianos they are only used briefly and they bring a dark and atmospheric sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic black metal, death metal and rock together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used briefly and they use finger picking to add more originality to the music.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams, deep death metal growls and whispers, while the lyrics cover darkness, anarchy and anti christian themes, as for the production it h as a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Gukurahundi are a very great sounding melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dethroned" and "The Carcass Of Christ". RECOMMENDED BUY.