Kauan are a band with members from both Russia and Ukraine that plays funeral doom metal with elements of folk music and post rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Pirut" which was released by Blood Music.
Nature sounds and drones start off the album and they give the music an ambient and avant garde sound and after awhile violins are added into the music which leads up to a funeral doom metal direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a few seconds later melodic vocals and depressing sounding keyboards start becoming a part of the bands musical sound.
When growls and screams are added into the music they bring in influences from black and death metal and the music on this album is a 40 minute long track that is divided into 8 different sections and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, when guitar leads are added into t he music they bring a melodic early 90's U.K doom/death metal sound to the music.
Post rock is a huge part of the bands musical style and there are also a lot of classical elements being displayed throughout the recording along with some progressive rock and folk music and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all 8 parts sound very different from each other.
Kauan bring a lot of diversity into their 40 minute track with the music's foundation being mostly in a funeral doom/death metal direction but with elements of black metal, post rock, psychedelic, classical and folk music also being displayed in the song, the production has a very dark and heavy sound while the lyrics are written in Russia and cover dark and depressing themes.
In my opinion Kauan are a very great sounding mixture of funeral doom metal, post rock and folk music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should c heck out this band. 8/5 out of 10.