Akelarre are a band from Mexico that plays a brutal form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Decade Of Desecration" which was released by PRC Music.
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats and the vocals are deep yet guttural death metal growls as well as a few black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as some of the faster riffs bringing in a decent amount of tremolo pickin.
One of the tracks also introduces clean playing onto the recording while the music also brings in a decent amount of both old school and modern influences along with a later song also bringing in melodic yet ritualistic chanting and spoken word parts and they close the album with an instruemntal.
Akelarre plays a musical style that takes black metal and mixes it with brutal death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Akelarre are a very great sounding brutal mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satan leads Our Aberrations" "Spirit of Oppression" "The Devil Is Watching You" and "Towards Megiddo". 8 out of 10.