A Cunning Man are a duo from Scotland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, melodic death, folk, power and progressive metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "To Heal A Broken Body".
Saxophones and atmospheric sounds start off the ep before going into a heavier and melodic direction along with some clean vocals a few seconds alter that also add in a touch of power metal while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while blast beats are also used at times along with the music also mixing in elements of folk and progressive metal as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction as well as adding in influences from classical, jazz and post rock.
A Cunning Man creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of black, melodic death, power and progressive metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while t he lyrics cover Goetia, Alchemy and Western Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from A Cunning Man and if you are a fan of black, melodic death, power and progressive metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Picatrix & The Calcine Alchemist". 8 out of 10.