Khariot are a duo from Australia that plays a very brutal, extreme, experimental and progressive form of death metal with some black metal elements and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Esoteric".
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some clean playing that is alos used quite a bit throughout the album and demonic voices which lead up to more of a heavier musical direction and after awhile melodic guitar leads, death metal growls and blast beats become a huge part of the recording and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
You can hear a lot of brutal and technical parts in the bands musical style along with a decent amount of melody and the solos and leads the band uses display a great amount of talent and skill and are also a huge highlight of the bands musical style and you can also hear a small amount of high pitched screams being utilized in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses atmospheric sounds are brought into some parts of the songs and towards the end one of the tracks brings in a jazz influence.
Khariot play a style of death metal that is very brutal and extreme while also being very progressive and technical at the same time as well as adding in a touch of grind and black metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Khariot are a very great sounding brutal, technical and progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hydra" "Infinite, Intrinsic Eye" and "Labyrinth". 8 out of 10.