Holocausto are a band from Brazil that has been featured before in this zine and plays an old school mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Diario de Guerra" which will be released on July 31st by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
A war orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. A small amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing along with the music also remaining true to an 80's Brazilian style.
Vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the music also adding in the more extreme side of thrash metal at times. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and while the music is still heavily rooted in the past it still remains as brutal as many modern bands.
War samples also return as the album progresses along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the music always sticking to a very heavy and aggressive style. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover war themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Holocausto and if you are a fan of old school black. death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Holocausto" "Guerra Total Apocalypse" "Diario de Guerra" and "Pelotao da Morte". 8 out of 10.