Ovakner are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of death metal and crust and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Ar/Lume" which will be released in August by Eihwaz Recordings.
Nature sounds start off the ep before going into a faster direction that also uses a great amount of d beats and death metal growls along with the music being very heavily influenced by the Swedish style and there is also a great amount of melody and crust elements in the bands musical style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful along with spoken word parts also being utilized briefly and clean playing is also used briefly and when guitar leads are utilized they remain true to an old school crust style. and the vocals also add in a touch of hardcore and one track also brings in a small amount of spoken word parts and acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track.
Ovakner plays a musical style that takes old school death metal and mixes it with crust and d beat to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Pagan Tales, Nature and Decay.
In my opinion Ovakner are a very great sounding mixture of death metal and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inexpungable" and "Lume". 8 out of 10.