Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Alastor/Demon Attack/War Productions/2011 CD Review

  Alastor are a bad from Portugal that has a long history in the underground with a style that I would describe as being primitive black/thrash/retro metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Demon Attack" which was released by War Productions.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast playing with a good amount of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very heavy and dark tone with some primitive sounding black/thrash riffing, as for the sound eff very dark and evil sounding.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that are very primitive with riffing that utilizes influences from black and thrash metal, while the lead guitars are very primitive and old sounding underground metal guitar solos that utilize melodies at times, as for the acoustic guitars they are only used occasionally and bring a dark and depressive feel to the music with some classical guitars being used at times.

Vocals are a mixture of raspy thrash vocals and first wave high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Portuguese and English and cover Satanism, Occultism, Necromancy, evil and darkness with some of the songs being cover tunes, as for the production it has a very dark and raw feel to it.

In my opinion Alastor are a very good raw and primitive sounding black/thrash band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evocao A Lilith" "Necromante" "Possessed By Darkness" and "Spawn Of Evil". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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