Akem Manah are a band from the United States that plays a mixture of doom, death and gothic metal with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Demons Of The Sabbat" which was released by Possession Productions.
Dark sounding synths start off the album giving the music a ritualistic feeling along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later before going into more of a heavier and atmospheric musical direction and after the intro clean guitars are added onto the recording and they bring in even more of a melancholic atmosphere.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music also alternates between both the clean and heavy parts quite a bit throughout the tracks and the vocals are mostly death metal growls that are very easy to understand the guitar solos and leads are very dark and melodic.
At times the vocals bring in a black metal tone and the melodies in both the riffs and guitar leads also give the music an old school doom metal feeling while the clean singing vocals bring in a touch of goth and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with one track being all instrumental and all of the songs stick to a very slow or dark musical direction whiel psychedelic elements can also be heard briefly.
Akem Manah plays a very slow style of gothic doom metal that also mixes in the heaviness and death metal and the evil atmosphere of black metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Supernatural and Horror themes.
In my opinion Akem Manah are a very great sounding mixture of goth, doom, and death metal with a touch of black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Worship In Fire" "Possession Of Nun" "The Twisted Rite's Of Satan's Bride" and "Demon's fall". 8 out of 10.