Tag Archives: Black/Thrash Metal

Mayhemic – Mortuary Feast of Skeletons (2019)

Mayhemic
Release date: March 18th, 2019
Label: Independent

The second offering from the band a 4 track EP which leaves off where the first demo left us.

Some killer riffing from the opening track Shaking Ground as this gets this off to blistering ear splitting sound that should get your fill as soon as you hear it, and it keeps tearing at you on the title track, this one is heavy as fuck! was a bit different paced at the start but then all hell breaks loose as this will crush you.

The band certainly has that old school feeling to it, a lot of old Kreator vibe to it but only when it comes to the music as the vocals speak for themselves which I have no complain and you can hear it well as the production on here is perfect!

Death Spawn is a bit different at first but it’s catchy as hell, a killer lead in here but this one really of all the tracks has a old school feel to it as it seems I heard something like this somewhere back in the day and it will slay you no doubt and when Demian (Vocals, Guitars) screams out Death Spawn! it grabs you instantly a true headbanger here.

And to finish this off Mayhemic and fuck yes! this will leave you floored as this is an all out assault on your mind, I could imagine seeing this live, a pit of maniacs losing it on this one without a doubt a crushing closer.

I highly recommend this,as there isn’t a dull moment on here, more info on the flyer below on how to get a copy.

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Invocation Spells – Spread Cruelty in the Abyss (2018)

Invocation Spells
Release date: April 17th, 2018
Label: Hell’s Headbangers Records

Invocation Spells must be easily one of the most prolific bands in the chilean underground in recent years. This is their fourth full length in merely five years, which is pretty remarkable considering that a lot of bands release a demo and then disappear for 5 years. Anyway, what matters to us is the music, and in this case it’s a good thing that quantity does not mean lack of quality.

What you will find here is some savage Black/Thrash Metal the way it’s supposed to be played, but Invocation Spells give their personal touch to the classic sound of the genre, with a lot of pace changes, and some nice little details, like the clean vocals in Spread Cruelty or the violin intro in Obscure and Evil. Coincidentally, those two are some of my favourite tracks on this album, alongside with Victims of Doom.

Sound-wise there is not much to complain about. The production is clean, but not plastic. The drums’ sound is powerful enough without drowning the rest of the instruments, the guitars have the right mixture of sharpness and rawness, the bass serves as almost a second guitar, but with it’s own personality, the vocals have the right dose of reverb. The only thing that I believe that the band should pay some more attention to are the lyrics. Some of them seem as a mix of verses with no real connection between each other, and of course, there’s the “broken-english” thing, but that doesn’t bother me that much (it’s basically a trademark in Metal since the beginning).

This album fits perfectly in the style of some other killer chilean bands like Miserycore, Infernal Slaughter, Perversor, Necromantic Forces, Attacker Bloody Axe, Invincible Force or Blasfemia (to name just a few). A must buy if you are into this style of savagery.

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