Malicious are a band from Finland that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Deranged Hades" which will be released in October by Invictus Productions.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. Vocals are mostly blackened screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's era's of black and death metal and show an influence of early Morbid Angel and Nocturnus.
Dark sounding melodies are also adding into some of the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very chaotic yet old school style and the whole album also sticks to a heavier musical direction.
Malicious plays a style of blackened death metal that goes back to the 80's and 90's era of the genre. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Death and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Malicious are a very great sounding old school blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infinite Perdition" "Death Embalmed" and "Deranged Hexes". 8 out of 10.