Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Prophecy23/To The Pit/Massacre Records/2010 CD Review

 The Prophecy 23 are a band from Germany that plays thrash in the mid 80's vein with influences from death and black metal to bring the music up to date and this is a review of their 2010 album "To The Pit" which was released by Massacre Records.

Drums are a mixture between mid paced drumming and fast playing with some blast beats being used on occasion, while the bass playing is all rhythm bass with some fast playing mixed in with some death metal influences that follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars are mostly mid paced to fast thrash riffing that contains a good amount of melody and death metal influences that makes the retro music sound more modern, while the lead guitars are melodic sounding guitar solos.

Vocals are mostly thrash style vocals with some deep death metal growls, high pitched black metal and grindcore screams thrown in to keep the music from being stuck in the 80's, while the lyrics cover thrashing and everyday type of situations, as for the production it sounds very professional and all of the musical instruments have a good sound.

In my opinion The Prophecy 23 are a very good band that brings the classic thrash sound of the 80's to the modern day and gives it a modern update, if you are a fan of retro thrash and want something that is a little bit different you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "B.T.M Brutal Thrash Maniacs" "Mind Your Own Shit" "23 Thrash B.C" and "Avoid Dull People". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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