Moanaa are a band from Poland that plays an atmospheric form of sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Descent".
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some elements of indie and post rock and after a few minutes the music goes into a heavier direction and also adds in growls that also bring in a touch of death metal and hardcore along with some solos and leads that are very dark and melodic and a good portion of t he tracks are very long and epic in length.
Psychedelic sounds can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a small amount of clean singing in some parts of the songs and the vocals also mix in a rough yet melodic tone at times and the music also brings in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and as the album progresses the music gets more atmospheric and the vocals also start to incorporate more high pitched screams and the whole album sticks to a slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Moanaa plays a style of sludge metal that is very heavy, melodic and atmospheric sounding and also adds in elements of hardcore, post rock and death metal to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover personal struggles and depression themes.
In my opinion Moanaa are a very great sounding atmospheric sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sunset Growing Old" "Zero" and "Away". 8 out of 10.