Thursday, 19 January 2012

Akûma


Akûma are a 4 Piece Sludge/Post-Metal/Experimental/Stoner Metal Band from Mexico

The members are:

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Akûma play a superb hybrid blend of Sludge, Post-Metal, Stoner, Fusion Rock mixed together with a great Experimental Sound which you don’t hear much of these days.

These guys throw everything together without a care in the world. Their music is a mixture of all these amazing riffs and more. More like a crazier and brilliant Post-Metal version of The Mars Volta.

But Akûma play their own unique style of music. They have been posted on other blogs as well. Now its time for me to join their ever more popular fan club.

Their new album is an absolute blast of top-notch experimental Sludge/Stoner/Post-Metal riffs. 

"Invocations On A Storm_From Rampage Skies, Thunders And Cloud Of Distorion To Eve, Birdsongs And Golden Tender Fields"

It’s a brilliant title for a brilliant and crazy album. The album is a 6 song 32 minute blast of superb Experimental Sludge/Post-Metal riffage.

There are two versions of this album floating about in blogland. One is the 6 Part version which the band kindly provided me with. The other is all 6 parts put together as one long 32 minute song. This is easy to find on other blogspots so I am highlighting the 6 part version.

I have listened to both. There is not much difference apart from the gaps between the tracks. Both amazing versions of the same great album.

One minute your listening to a traditional genre riff and the next some other genre based riff comes out of nowhere. But these guys are masters at what they do. Definitely a truly original band for you all to check out.

The album will leave you breathless by the end of this. Its full of highly imaginative riffs that will have you begging for more. Especially on the track “Parte 5 – Annatar” A 9 minute epic that is definitely the highlight of this outstanding album.

All in all this is a truly superb album from another brilliant band from Mexico to check out. What started with the brilliant Weedsnake as my first introduction to Mexican Sludge, the bands that have followed have impressed me over and over again. (WORDS, STONEFRONT, APOCALIPSIS) – But Akûma might just be the best band of the bunch I have published so far.

This is truly a superb album for everyone to check out. If you want some top-notch Experimental Sludge/Stoner/Post-Metal then I cant recommend these guys highly enough.

The guys have kindly sent me a link to where you can download this brilliant album for free. So get downloading now.

The guys have also kindly sent a download link for a short EP called "Twin" as well

They will be doing a physical release of this superb album fairly soon as the guys are about to sign a two records deal with Albany, NY based label "Magnetic Eye Records".

Highly Recommended!!!

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1 comment:

Jake Chak said...

They've got a kickstarter going right now. Not sure if you want to edit it in but its a great deal for a gatefold record hot off the presses.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magneticeye/mer-record-store-day-2014-akuma-for-the-beloved-bo