Wraith are a band from Indiana that plays a mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Absolute Power" which will be released in August.
A speed metal influenced sound starts off the album along with some black metal screams a few seconds later. At times the music captures the raw energy of punk rock while the solos and leads are done in a very old school style and the music also mixes in a great amount of thrash metal elements.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 80's without sounding outdated while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. all of the music sticks to a heavier direction as well as one track also adding in a brief use of spoken word aprts and they close the album with a cover of Misfits's "Death Comes Ripping".
Wraith plays a musical style that takes black, thrash, speed metal and punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover satanism, anti religion, war, violence and death themes.
In my opinion Warith are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash , speed metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devil's Hour" "The Curse" ""At the Stake" and "Absolute Power". 8 out of 10.