Cabrakaan are a band originally from Toluca, Mexico but now resides in Calgary, Canada and plays a mixture of folk, symphonic and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Cem Anahauc My Home" which will be released on August 27th by Sliptrick Records.
Shamanistic and tribal beats start off the ep along with some folk instruments also being added onto the recording which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. Symphonic elements are also used quite a bit throughout the recording along with all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams, death metal growls and clean vocals while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody. Acoustic guitars are also added into some parts of the music along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the ep progresses an instrumental is also added onto the recording.
Cabrakaan plays a musical style that takes folk, symphonic, black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Spanish and English and cover pre-Hispanic Mythology and Mexican Folklore themes.
In my opinion Cabrakaan are a very great sounding mixture of folk, symphonic, melodic black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burning Flame" "Calm In my Storm" and "Blood". 8 out of 10.
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