Bunker 66 are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of black metla, punk and thrash and this is a review of the first cassette compilation released by Caligari Records in 2014 which contains their 2006 studio ep "Out Of The Bunker" and live 2011 ep "Alive & Melting".
A very old school 80's style thrash metal sound starts off the compilation and a few seconds later grim black metal vocals that are closer to the first wave are added into the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in the energy of punk rock.
When solos and leads are added into the music they are in the primitive ways of 80's extreme metal and punk and after awhile melodic screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as a small amount of back up gang shouts ans some of the faster parts shows the band adding in small amounts of blast beats and there is also a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and most of the songs on the 2nd ep are live versions of the songs that are present on the first recording along with a few others and a cover of N.M.E's "Black Knight".
Bunker 66 sticks mostly to an 80's style of black metal which they also mix in with punk and thrash as well as having no modern influences for the past 25 years which leads to their music sounding very raw, heavy, and retro, the production sounds very raw and old school in the 80's tradition while the lyrics cover metal, nuclear war, urban tales and occultism.
In my opinion Bunker 66 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 "Blasphemous Ignorance" "Lurking Demons (Of War)" "Storm of The Usurper" and "Black Knight". 8 out of 10.