Haunter are a band from San Antonio, Texas that plays a dissonant and progressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Disincarnate Ails" which was released by Profound Lore Records.
Clean playing starts off the album which also gives the music more of a progressive feeling as well as returning on later tracks before going into a heavier direction. Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams and deep death metal growls while all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while the music also h as its dissonant moments. During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them along with some dark sounding melodies also being added into the guitar riffing at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic, chaotic and dissonant style as well as the songs also mixing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misanthropy, esotericism and entropy themes.
In my opinion Haunter are a very great sounding dissonant and progressive mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Spiritual Illness". 8 out of 10.