Sanaxe are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of melodic metal and black metal and this is a review of their 2012 ep "Rats" which was released by Fermata Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with only a small amount of fast playing or blast beats being utilized briefly on one song, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffing that is mostly in the traditional melodic metal vein while adding black metal influences to the more aggressive parts of the music, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding traditional metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly clean singing vocals with some deep demonic growls being used in the background at times, while the lyrics cover dark and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound while having that demo quality to it and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Sanaxe are a very great sounding hybrid of melodic metal and black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Useless Life". RECOMMENDED.