Crayman are a duo with members from new York and Massachusetts that plays a mixture of experimental, dark ambient, techno, industrial and metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Mirages From Within Competition".
Industrial and ambient sounds starts off the album giving the music an experimental feeling and a few seconds later heavy and melodic guitars are added into the music along with elements of world music and traces of harsh noise and power electronics can also be heard in some parts of the recording.
Avant garde elements are a very huge part of the recording and a lot of the songs are instrumental while also being very progressive and psychedelic at the same time and as the album progresses programmed beats start becoming a very huge part of the recording and there is also a brief use of hip hop style record scratching and the is a great amount of diversity presented throughout all of the tracks and on later songs clean guitars can be heard briefly and the tribal beats also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling.
Crayman plays a musical style that can not fit in a category and elements of metal, industrial, techno, progressive and many other genres are mixed in to create something very original and the production sounds very powerful.
In my opinion Crayman are a very great sounding mixture of experimental, dark ambient, techno, industrial and metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hodlin Court" "Azoth Edem" "Linga Shiara" and "Meatoric Initiation". 8 out of 10.