Scythe are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of black, death, doom and thrash metal with some veterans from that scene and this is a review of their 2012 album "Beware The Scythe" which was released by Primitive Reaction.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with classic underground metal riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine influences from black, death, doom, and thrash metal to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic and primitive sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they are only utilized briefly and use finger picking to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, high pitched black metal screams along with a brief use of clean singing and samples, while the lyrics cover supernatural and occult themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Scythe are a very great sounding hybrid of black, thrash, death and doom metal and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Iron Witch" "Beware The Scythe" "Opus Dei Of The Dead" and "Planet Of The Humans". RECOMMENDED BUY.