Sterbhaus are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Krampusnacht" which will be released in December by Killhead.
Dark soundscapes start off the ep along with some clean playing a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction. Elements of thrash metal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the first track is very long and epic in length and the vocals are mostly done in a grim black metal style.
Death metal growls are also brought into some parts of the songs while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats.
Influences of classical music can also be heard being mixed in with the more extreme metal side briefly along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads being done in a very old school metal style, clean playing can also be heard briefly and one of the tracks is an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Santa Claus's Alpine opposite Krampus and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Sterbhaus are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Christmas With The Devil". 8 out of 10.
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