Perpetrator are a band from Portugal that plays a blackened form of thrash metal and this is a review of their album "Altered beast" which will be released in 2018 by Caverna Abismal.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the album before going into a very heavy German influenced thrash metal style while the solos and leads are done in a very old school yet melodic style while the vocals also bring in an aggressive thrash style of vocals and the music also brings in elements of fist wave black metal.
Back up gang shouts can also be heard at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and even though the music is rooted in the 90's it still maintains a very modern day aggression.
As the album progresses acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly while touches of death metal can also be heard at times and one track also brings in a track that has a ritualistic touch as well as a small amount of spoken word parts and some tracks also add in power metal style screams.
Perpetrator plays a musical style that is equally influenced by both the bay Area and Teutonic styles of thrash metal while also mixing in the aggression of modern blackened thrash and a touch of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nuclear war, metal, society, and psychological strife themes.
In my opinion Perpetrator 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 "Altar Of The Skull" "Fires Of Sacrifice" "Jungle War" and "Hell Thrasher". 8 out of 10.