Mayak are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black metal, doom stoner, hardcore and sludge and this is a review of their self released 2012 demo.
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 sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine black metal, hardcore, stoner and sludge together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars which are only used briefly are very old school sounding hardcore guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used on the last song and they use finger picking, full chords and guitar slides to add more variety to the recording as well as some blues rock sounding harmonicas.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams, deep death metal growls and hardcore style shouting, while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the last song being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Mayak are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, hardcore, s toner and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cut The Ropes" and "Dead Man Telling Tales". RECOMMENDED BUY.