Vihaan are a band from Detroit, Michigan that plays a very progressive form of death/doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Invicta".
Acoustic guitars and a heavy yet dark sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a few seconds later deep death metal growls are added into the music along with a good mixture of acoustic and heavy parts as well as a good amount of melody being added into the guitar riffs and solos.
You can hear a good amount of synths and atmosphere in the bands musical sound at times along with the clean parts bringing in a great amount of progressive elements to the bands musical style and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can hear a lot of jazz fusion being mixed in with the clean parts a great amount throughout the recording and they also add in a couple of instrumentals later on during the recording.
On some of the tracks the synths bring in a very dark and haunting sound to the recording which also brings in a 70's occult rock feeling at times, and the band also brings in a small amount of blast beats and a slight black metal influence as the album progresses and after awhile t here is a brief use of melodic clean singing vocals being utilized briefly and the heavier parts stick mostly to a slow or mid paced musical direction as well as adding in the melancholic feeling of doom metal.
Vihaan plays a style that combines the darkest and heaviest elements of death and doom metal with progressive rock, experimental and jazz fusion to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and melancholic themes.
In my opinion Vihaan are a very great sounding mixture of progressive rock, death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inflection" and "Valor". 8 out of 10.