Martikor are a solo project form San Francisco, California that plays an atmospheric mixture of black, sludge and post metal with elements of ambient and this is a revie w of his self released 2023 album "Soliloquy".
ambient style soundscapes start off the album along with some drum beats and post rock style clean playing a few seconds later. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the slower sections of the songs also bring in elements of sludge metal.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic post metal style while the music also has its atmospheric moments. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some synths also being added into certain sections of the recording and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some of the tracks also adding in a small amount of clear vocals. as well as some of the guitar leads also adding in touches of blackgaze, when the music finally speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard, acoustic guitars and stringed instruments are also utilized briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness themes.
In my opinion Martikor is a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of black, sludge and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aimless Dance In The Hallow" an d "Somber pace". 8 out of 10.
Release Date: 09/08/2023
FFO: Amenra, Oathbreaker, Deafhaven
Location: San Francisco, CA
We are excited to announce the arrival of Martikor, an atmospheric post-metal project hailing from San Francisco. Their unique sound blends ambient elements of post-metal with the heaviness of sludge and the darkness of post-black metal, resulting in an unparalleled sonic experience that will leave you in awe.
With their captivating melodies and intricate compositions, Martikor has quickly become a rising force in the post-metal scene. Their music is not only heavy and intense, but it also has an ethereal quality that transports you to another realm.
So, if you're a fan of post-metal and looking for a new band to add to your playlist, we highly recommend checking out Martikor. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!
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