Khepra are a band from Turkey that plays a symphonic and melodic mixture of black, death and folk metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cosmology Divine" which was released by Rain Without End Records.
A very epic and symphonic sound starts off the album and also mixes in with t he heavier sections of the music while acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are d one in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Most of the vocals are black metal screams while clean singing can also be heard at times and there are also some female vocals in some parts of t he songs and the music also mixes in a lot of ethnic folk music elements which also shows different types of musical instruments being added onto the recording.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs also bring in a more melodic death metal style and you can also hear traces of Arabian and Oriental music in most of the tracks and as the album progresses some of the riffing starts getting more thrash influenced and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of spoken word samples.
Kephra plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal and melodic death metal and mixes it with ethnic folk music to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Cosmology, Occultism, Mythologies, History and Religion themes.
In my opinion Kephra are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black, death and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enki (Diaries Of A Forgotten God)" "Obsession Of The Mad" "Evil incarnate" and "Cosmology Divine". 8 out of 10.