Postcards from Arkham are a band from the Czech Republic that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of post rock and metal and this is a review of t heir 2017 album "Manta" which was released by Metal Gate Records.
Tribal style beats and world music elements start off the album before adding in more of a post rock style along with some whispers and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while black metal screams are also used briefly and some parts also add in touches of ambient and electronic music.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with elements of shoegaze also being utilized at times and acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and some tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts, some of the tracks are instrumental while synths are also utilized more as the album progresses and a couple of the songs are long and epic in length and death metal growls are added onto the closing track.
On this recording Postcards of Arkham expand on their post metal style adding in some touches of ambient and world music along with a slight black metal influence, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Postcards Of Arkham and if you are a fan of post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Kvlt Ov Dream" "Symmetric Kakophony" "Dunwich Shaman" and "Her Cosmic Song". 8 out of 10.