Desaster are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Churches Without Saints" which will be released in June by Metal Blade Records.
A very apocalyptic synth orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction which also shows an influence of the first wave style. Vocals are mostly blackened metal screams while the music also brings in a great amount of thrash metal elements and dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the riffing.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 80's while also sounding very modern at the same times. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with some blast beats and tremolo picking also being added into the faster sections of the songs.
Some of the more deeper aggressive vocals also adds in touches of death metal along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length, melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing and clean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover life, death and satanism themes.
In my opinion Desaster 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 "Learn To Love The Void" "Churches Without Saints" "Sadistik Salvation" and "Endless Awakening". 8 out of 10.