King Leviathan are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, groove, and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Paean Heretica" which will be released in August by Infernum Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the vocals mix in the more aggressive screaming thrash style.
Clean singing is also a very huge part of the recording along with a few growls and a great amount of black metal influences can be heard in the bands musical style and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and the songs also mix in a great amount of groove metal elements.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard briefly and the last track is very long and epic in length.
On this recording King Leviathan remains true to the blackened thrash metal style of previous releases while also mixing in more elements of groove metal this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from King Leviathan and if you are a fan of black, groove and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Primitive Baptism" "Agony" "Harrowing Eyes" and "The Grand Congregation". 8 out of 10.