Slaughter Messiah are a band from Belgium that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Cursed To The Pyre" which will be released in February by High Roller Records.
Dark yet melodic guitar leads start off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the music also bringing in a great amount of thrash metal elements and the vocals are mostly blackened metal screams.
The songs also mix in a great amount of death metal influences along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 80's and 90's while still maintaining a very modern day aggression as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well as the solos and leads also remaining very true to an old school style. A couple of the tracks are also long and epic in length along with some growls also being utilized at times and tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, witchcraft and madness themes.
In my opinion Slaughter Messiah 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 TRACKS INCLUDE "Mutilated By Depths" "Descending To Black Fire" and "Fog Of The Malevolent Sore". 8 out of 10.