Psygnosis are a band from France that plays an atmospheric, progressive and industrial form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Human Be[Ing]".
The album starts out with clean guitars along with some spoken word samples which also leads to heavy parts starting to kick in along with some growls and screams are influenced by both death and industrial metal and the music also starts heading into a heavy progressive death metal direction as well as speeding up and adding in blast beats and you can also hear some melody in the slower sections of the music along with a mixture of clean and heavy parts which also lead up to melodic guitar leads becoming a part of the music.
When the album goes into other songs the music starts going for more of an atmospheric, progressive death metal direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and in certain sections of the recording you can also hear some clean singing vocals and after awhile the industrial sounds and spoken word parts make a return to the music.
As the album progresses violins and acoustic guitars are added into the recording and the music starts having a classical feeling to it before returning to a heavier direction on the following track.
Psygnosis bring in a very heavy and original sound to their music while the music is more closer to the progressive and death metal genres they also bring in a great amount of atmospheric and industrial music to create a sound only they can call their own.
Song lyrics cover political and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion Psygnosis are a very decent sounding mixture of atmospheric, industrial, progressive and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Phase 6" "Resurrection" and "Hurricane". 8 out of 10.