Lurking Evil are a duo from Spain that plays a mixture of black metal, punk and thrash and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Almighty Hordes Of The Undead" which was released by Razorback Records.
Dark sounding acoustic guitars start off the album along with some heavy guitars a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into an old school black/thrash metal direction along with some high pitched screams as well as a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos the band uses are in a first wave black metal musical direction.
You can hear a lot of punk rock elements throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and the bands musical style goes for more of an 80's underground musical direction while the vocals are more rooted in the early 90's black metal style and you times you can hear some dark sounding melodies in certain sections of the recording along with some blast beats can be heard in the music at times and on the 9th track the music starts having more of a raw black metal feeling while still keeping around the thrash elements.
Lurking Evil take the first and second waves of black metal and combine them with punk and thrash to create an album that is very heavy, retro and old school, the production has a very dark, heavy, powerful and old school sound while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes.
In my opinion Lurking Evil are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, punk and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Twins of Evil" "Blood is Life" "The Dark Paths of The Other Side" and "Witches Sabbath". 8/5 out of 10.