Vulcano are a band from Brazil that has been featured before in this zine and has a history that goes back more than 30 years and are also one of the first bands that play a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 1986 album "Bloody Vengeance" which will be re-issued on May 18th by Greyhaze Records.
A very fast, heavy and raw sound starts off the album along with some early death metal style growls that are very easy to understand and the music also brings in a great amount of blast beats and back up gang shouts and at time thrash style screams can be heard and the solos and leads remain to true a raw and underground 80's metla style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and while the music is very much in a first wave black metal direction it brings in more of a heavier feeling than those early bands and also mixes in with the beginning days of death metal while the thrash elements that where very dominant are still a very huge part of all of the songs.
Vulcano where very much ahead of their time on this album taking the rawest and heaviest style of black, death and thrash metal to create a recording t hat had a very huge influence on both future black and death metal bands, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness and Death Metal themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding and if you are interested in the roots of both black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spirits Of Evil" Death Metal" and "Bloody Vengeance". 8/5 out of 10.