Katakombi are a band from Finland that plays an experimental and avant garde mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their self titled 2014 ep which will be released by Hamahakki Music.
Experimental and avant garde musical sounds start off the ep along with some powerful bass lines a few seconds later which also leads up to synths becoming a huge part of the music, after awhile you can start hearing clean guitars coming in and out which slowly leads to a more heavier musical direction.
You can hear a decent amount of melody being used in the heavier sections of the music and the band never loses its avant garde and atmospheric sound which mixes in perfectly with the doom metal style the band brings out in their musical sound and once vocals are added into the music they have a more grim and spoken word approach to them and once they get aggressive they use screams and growls that bring in more sludge and death metal elements.
Once the recording gets past the first track which is over 13 minutes the music starts having a more straightforward doom/death metal approach along with a good amount of sludge elements while still being very experimental and the slow riffs the band brings out in their musical s tyle makes the music sound very heavy.
Katakombi create a very original sound with their music taking the slowness of doom and sludge metal and mixing it with the heaviness of death metal as well as throwing in a lot of avant garde and experimental sounds to create a musical style they can call their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion Katakombi are a very great sounding experimental and avant garde mixture of doom and death meta and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should c heck out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Vaaru Kuu". 8 out of 10.