X.Kernel are a band from Ukraine that plays a very modern, melodic and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Face The Truth" which will be released in April by Cimmerian Shade Recordings.
Atmospheric sounding keyboards start off the album along with some classical guitars a few seconds later and they also mix in with the heavy riffs and melodic guitar leads and the music also mixes in a great amount of progressive elements while the faster sections use a decent amount of blast beats.
Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with a few screams and the songs also bring a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and as the album progresses clean guitars can also be heard briefly along with a brief use of melodic vocals while the keyboards also mix in more symphonic elements on the later tracks and spoken word parts are also used briefly.
X.Kernel plays a style of death metal that is very modern, melodic and progressive sounding with some symphonic touches, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion X.Kernel are a very great sounding progressive and melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exhausted" "Dying Gods" "The Last War" and "Dream of Sun". 8 out of 10.