Anticosm are a band from New Jersey that plays blackened thrash metal and this is a review of their self titled 2015 album which was released by Born Of Chaos Records.
A very heavy thrash metal sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads being added onto the recording a few seconds alter and the vocals are all high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs at times can be very melodic while some of the tracks also add in elements of NWOBHM while other songs also bring in a brief use of acoustic guitars and as the album progresses elements of death metal can be heard and there are also a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length and they close the album with a cover of Men At Work's "Land Down Under".
Anticosm plays a musical style that takes black and thrash metal and mixes it with a touch of death metal, rock and NWOBHM to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Anticosm are a very great sounding blackened thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kill Or Be Killed" "Black Magic" "Wake Up In Hell" and "The Season Of III Wind". 8 out of 10.