The Anthagonist are a band from Spain that plays a very technical form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "When Bloody Sunset Arrives" which will be released on July 31st by Downfall Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the ep and after a few seconds morbid sounding melodies along with some death metal growls are added onto the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the solos and leads are done in a very technical style while still using melody.
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 the fast riffs also use a decent amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a black metal vibe and the vocals also bring in high pitched screams and whispers at times and there is also a brief use of clean playing.
The Anthagonist plays a style of blackened death metal that is very brutal while also being very technical at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, occult and evil themes.
In my opinion The Anthagonist are a very great sounding technical blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Son Of The Sun" and "Last Sunset". 8 out of 10.