Ak'chamel The Giver Of Illness are a band from Texas that plays a shamanistic and occult form of experimental/improv music and this is a review of their self released 2013 cassette "The Divine Vine Tapes".
The album starts out with some shamanistic tribal beats and sound effects as well as some ritualistic chanting, and after awhile you can hear elements of noise becoming a part of the music, and once we get to t he second song string instruments and African tribal elements are added into the recording.
Acoustic guitars eventually find their way into the music and bring in a southern voodoo vibe, as well as more African tribe chanting bringing in a different type of occult elements that is very rare to hear in this musical genre, and when we further into the album flutes are added in to enhance the ritualistic nature of this cassette and later on grim black metal vocals are added in briefly and towards the end 60's psychedelic sounds make their presence known as well as some deep demonic growls.
Song themes cover Shamanism, Occultism, Rituals and Voodoo, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it with the last song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Ak'chamel The Giver Of Illness are a very great sounding shamanistic, occult, experimental band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Syrian Rue" "Voodoo Blood Lore" and "Rebirth". RECOMMENDED BUY.