Occult Burial are a band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that plays a blackened mixture of thrash and speed metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Burning Eerie Love" which will be released in October as a joint effort between Invictus Productions. Electric Assault Records. Stygian Black Hand and Temple Of Mystery Records.
Fire burning sounds and percussion start off the album before going into a heavier and melodic musical direction. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very old school extreme metal style.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while influences from the first wave era are also utilized at times. A lot of the guitar riffing is also very heavily rooted in the 80's thrash and speed metal styles but with a more modern day aggression and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard.
The riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the songs also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the music also sticking to a heavier direction, spoken word parts are also added on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover satanism, witchcraft and evil as well as a couple of the songs also being written in French.
In my opinion Occult Burial are a very great sounding blackened mixture of thrash and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burning Eerie Love" "Skeletal Laughter" and "Temple Of Mutants". 8 out of 10.