Karma Violens are a band from Greece that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, melodic death, thrash metal and hardcore and this is a review of their 2018 album "Serpent God" which will be released in April by Growl Records.
Middle Eastern style drones start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the solos and leads are done in a very dark, melodic and atmospheric fashion along with the vocals being a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the faster riffs also bringing in a decent amount of tremolo picking and the music also incorporates elements of modern thrash and hardcore at times as well as a brief use of spoken word parts and acoustic guitars on some of the tracks and as the album progresses a brief use of clean vocals and Gregorian chant s can also be heard.
On this recording Karma Violens remains true to t heir mixture of black, melodic death, thrash metal and hardcore, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover world, creation and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Karma Violens and if you are a fan of black, melodic death, thrash metal and hardcore, you should c heck out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Serpent God" "The Sun I Never Had" "A Letter To The Worthless Chamber" and "Eternal Darkness". 8 out of 10.