Hordes Of The Apocalypse are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, thrash and crust and this is a review of their 2015 album "Now They Are Everywhere, There Is No Escape" which was originally recorded before the previous albums I reviewed and was re-issued in 2016 as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Fila Sophiae.
War samples start off the album and a few seconds later guitar leads are added onto the recording along with the vocals bringing in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls and you can also hear plenty of thrash and crust punk elements in the bands musical style and melodies can be heard in the guitar riffing.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and horror movie samples are also a very huge part of t he recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one track brings in a brief use of pig squeals.
As the album progresses elements of speed metal are added onto the recording and there is also a brief use of synths and melodic singing which also adds in a touch of power metal while later tracks add in a few seconds of clean guitars, ritualistic chanting and voodoo style drums and the last song is very long and epic in length and one track adds in hardcore punk style vocals.
Hordes Of The Apocalypse played a style on this recording that mixed black, death, thrash metal and crust together with samples from sci-fi, horror and war movies to create something different, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Horror and cult films and humorous themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Hordes Of The Apocalypse and if you are a fan of black, death, thrash metal and crust punk, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Nightmare" "Nihilistic Nirvana" "Voodoo Ritual" and "Chainsaw Scumfuck". 8 out of 10.
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