(මහසෝනා)* are a band from Sri Lanka that plays a ritualistic and experimental mixture of black, doom, death metal and drone and this is a review of their 2020 demo "යන්ත්ර.මන්ත්ර.ගුරුකම්!" which will be released on January 13th by Virvpi Propaganda.
Distorted drones, experimental and avant garde sounds start off the track which is also over 14 minutes in length. Elements of sludge and doom emtal can also be heard in the slower sections of the track while the vocals are a mixture of grim black metal screams and bestial death metal growls.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also getting very ritualistic sounding at times. At times the music also gets very repetitive sounding while also capturing an improvised atmosphere and all of the music also sticks to a slower direction.
(මහසෝනා)* plays a musical style that takes experimental, drone, ritual, black, doom and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and lo-fi while the lyrics cover t he occultism and demonology and occultism of Sri Lanka.
In my opinion (මහසෝනා)* are a very great sounding experimental and ritualistic mixture of black, doom, death metal and drone and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. 8 out of 10.