King Leviathan are a band from England that plays a mixture of power, thrash, black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "The Shrine".
Synths and spoken word samples start off the ep giving the recording an epic feeling and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction as well as adding in blackened death metal growls and a few seconds later clean singing power metal vocals make their presence known on the recording.
When solos and leads are utilized they remain true to an old school style of metal and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also being in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as adding in a great mixture of both modern and old school influences and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of blast beats and there is also a brief use of clean playing being presented on a couple of the later songs.
King Leviathan plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in 80's thrash and power metal but also mixes in death metal growls and black metal style riffing to create a sound of their own, e production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion King Leviathan are a very great sounding mixture of power, thrash, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wormwood" and "Madness Made Divine". 8 out of 10.