Kevel are a band from Greece that plays a progressive mixture of post black and sludge metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Mutatis Mutandis" which will be released in October by I, Voidhanger Records.
Drum beats start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. All of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the guitar leads being done in a very dark yet melodic style and elements of post hardcore can also be heard at times.
Vocals are done in a deep growling style while the slower sections of the songs also mixes in the heaviness of sludge metal. Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and black metal influences.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the synths also gives the songs more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized as well as one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording and the music also has its progressive moments. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Kevel are a very great sounding progressive mixture of post black and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Terraforming" and "Utopia Planita". 8 out of 10.