Tartarus Horde are a band form Pennsylvania that plays a blackened form of death metal with some elements of grindcore and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2019 album.
A very ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with some demonic sounding spoken word parts before going into more of a heavier and brutal direction. the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Death metal growls are also a very huge part of the recording while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats as well as mixing in some elements of grindcore. Black metal screams are also added into some parts of the songs and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic yet technical style.
Througohut the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in a great amount of 90's influences. Synths can also be heard briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of shamanistic flutes can be heard on an instrumental before returning back to a brutal direction and the closing track is very long and epic in length and also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and sword and sorcery themes.
In my opinion Tartarus Horde are a very great sounding blackened death metal band with some elements of grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Incantations Of Dissident Tongues" "Possession Of Mythic Armaments" and "Ghastly Occurrences Within The Obsidian Fortress". 8 out of 10.