Werian are a band from Germany that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal with some elements of psychedelic, desert rock and jazz fusion and this is a review of their album "Animist" which will be released in 2019 by Eisenwald.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later while ritualistic spoken word parts are also utilized at times as well as all 3 of the tracks being very long and epic in length and after awhile the riffs also start getting more heavier.
Vocals are mostly deep yet grim black metal screams while elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the music along with the riffs also using a decent amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up blast beats can also be heard while the tremolo picking giving the songs more of a raw feeling when they are utilized along with the music also mixing in desert rock and jazz fusion elements at times as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and psychedelic sounds are also added into certain sections of the recording, synths can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses the music also brings in a brief use of whispers and clear vocals and the closing track brings in more of a shamanistic atmosphere.
On this recording Werian continues their mixture of atmospheric black and doom metal while also adding in elements of psychedelic, desert rock and jazz fusion to take their sound to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover shamanism, lycanthropy and consciousness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Werian and if you are a fan of atmospheric black and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "March through Ruins". 8 out of 10.