Kenos are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of melodic and technical death metal with influences from classical, ethnic and electronic music and this is a review of their 2011 album "Nightrain To Samara" which was released by Club Inferno.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the synths bring in elements of classical, ethnic and electronic music to give the music an original sound, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffing that combines technical and melodic death metal with groove metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, melodic death metal screams, and clean singing with a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and professional sound to it, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to bring a dark and melodic sound to the music..
In my opinion while I could do without the groove metal parts I still feel that Kenos are a very good and original sounding melodic and technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nightrain To Samara" and "Encounter". RECOMMENDED BUY.