Rekoma are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of melodic death and thrash metal with some doom touches and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Circle Of Hate" which will be released in August by Inverse Records.
A very hard, dark and melodic sound stats off the ep along with a great amount of heavy riffing which remains true to the Scandinavian tradition while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody while t he vocals are done in a very rough yet clean singing approach which also gives the music an American feeling.
At times death metal growls can be heard and the music also mixes in a decent amount of thrash elements which bring in a more modern take to the genre and blast beats can also be heard at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the slower sections bring in some doom metal elements and keyboards are added onto the last track along with some aucoustic guitars.
Rekoma plays a musical style that takes melodic death metal and mixes it in with American thrash/groove metal and a touch of Finnish doom to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Rekoma are a very decent sounding mixture of melodic death, thrash, groove and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lambs Of Sacrifice" and "Down The Drain". 7/5 out of 10.