Koneic Pola are a band from Poland that plays a mixture of experimental, avant garde black metal and post rock and this is a review of their 2020 album "trop" which will be released on April 27th by Devoted Art Propaganda.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some tribal style percussion a few seconds later while the spoken word parts give the recording more of a ritualistic feeling. Clean playing can also be heard briefly as well as some grim sounding black metal screams also being utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with some tracks adding in violins and clarinets.
Heavy riffing can also be heard in some parts of the album along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody and elements of folk and post rock are also added into some parts of the recording. When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very distorted yet melodic style and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard, the closing track is also very long and epic in length. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover dream themes.
In my opinion Koneic Pola are a very great sounding mixture of experimental, folk, avant garde black metal and post rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trzeci" and "Szosty". 8 out of 10.