Caina are a band from the United Kingdom that plays post black metal with elements of punk, hardcore and d-beat and this is a review of t heir album "Setter Of Unseen Snares" which will be released in 2015 by Broken Limb Recordings.
Spoken word samples start off the album along with some atmospheric sounds in the background which leads up to a heavier guitar sound along with a few melodic chants which are also used again on one of the later tracks and after the intro the music goes for more of a raw post black metal sound along with some grim screams and you can hear a lot of d-beat structures and melody in the songs.
At times the music bring s in the energy of hardcore punk rock as well as adding clean playing into certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and in some of the faster sections a decent amount of blast bears are brought in which also adds even more of a raw black metal sound to the bands musical style an d the last track is over 15 minutes in length and shows a more experimental side to the bands musical sound along with some elements of ambient being incorporated into the song along with a heavy doom metal influence and clean singing vocals.
As the album progresses the band starts bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some distorted yet melodic guitar leads being utilized at times along with some of the 90's atmospheric black metal sound being added into the song structures which also makes the music sound more dark and grim.
Caina take s the raw, atmospheric and post black metal genres and adds in the energy of d-beat, hardcore and punk along with a great amount of melody to create a very aggressive and dark sounding recording, the production sound s very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Literary, Human Nature and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Caina are a very great sounding raw, atmospheric post black metal band with elements of hardcore, punk and d-beat and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am The Flail Of The Lord" and "Applicant/Supplicant". 8 out of 10.