Oksennus are a band from Finland that plays a very dark and experimental form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sokea Idiotti" which was released on cassette by Caligari Records.
A very dark, r aw and heavy sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and deep death metal growls and they also mix in a great amount of experimental and avant garde elements and high pitched screams along with some morbid sounding melodies can also be heard at times and the solos and leads are very dark and melodic.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the heavier sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and some of the faster riffs also bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking and one of the songs is all instrumental and they also bring in a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length and one track also brings in a brief use of folk instruments and avant garde clean singing is also used for a few seconds.
Okseunnus plays a musical style that takes death and doom metal and mixes it with experimental, progressive and avant garde to create something very original, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover existentialism themes.
In my opinion Oksennus are a very great sounding experimental and avant garde mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ekspulso" and "Ekstinktio". 8 out of 10.