Khanus are a band from Finland that plays an occult form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Rites Of Fire".
Clean playing starts off the ep along with some grim vocals that also use melodic singing and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and on the second track the music starts going into more of a heavier musical direction that also uses death metal growls.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the riffs also use a lot of open note tremolo picking along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some parts of the songs also bring in shouting style vocals and the riffs also bring in a lot of 90's influences.
Khanus plays a style of occult death metal that is very original bringing in progressive structures and more ritualistic elements to create a style of their own, the production sound s very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Folklore, Shamanism, and Occultism.
In my opinion Khanus are a very great sounding occult death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Orgone" and "Daughters Of Fire". 8 out of 10.