Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Wretched End/Inroads/Candlelight Records/2012 CD Review


  The  Wretched  End  are  a  band  from  Norway  with  some  well  known  musicians  from  the  Norwegian and  Swedish  black  metal  scenes  with  a  musical  style  that  mixes  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  together  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Inroads"  which  was  released  by  Candleight  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  black,  death  and  thrash  metal together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  distorted,  technical  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black/thrash/death  metal  growls  and  screams  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  and  spoken  word parts,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  powerful,  strong,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  album  from  The  Wretched  End  which  contains  more  black  metal  elements  than  the  last  one  while  remaining  true  to  death/thrash  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band, you should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deathtopian  Society"  "The Haunting  Ground"  "Fear  Propaganda"  and  "Throne  Renowned  Of  Old".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.