Vulcano are a band from Brazil that h as been around for more than 30 years and where one of the first bands to ever mix black, death and thrash metal together in that country and are considered a very huge influence on the second wave black metal bands and this is a review of their 2014 album "Wholly Wicked" which will be re-issued in May by PRC Music.
a very dark and heavy thrash metal sound starts off the album along with some growling vocals a few seconds later that are very close to 80's style death metal while the production gives the music more of a modern sound and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful while the leads and leads bring in a very raw and old school extreme metal sound to the recording.
At times the vocals go for more of an aggressive style of thrash metal with some of the screams and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody into some of the tracks while some songs also bring in a small amount of blast beats and throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vulcano creates an album that is more in the extreme style of death/thrash while some elements of black metal are still present on their sound but nowhere near their earlier stuff but still very good quality metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Paganism, Death and Evil themes.
In my opinion Vulcano are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are interested in hearing some of the bands that have been a huge influence on the genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pentagram" "Daughters Of Pagan Rituals" "Wholly Wicked" and "Blowing Death". 8 out of 10.