Hellcrash are a band from italy that plays a mixture of first wave black, thrash and speed metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Krvcifix Invertor" which will be released in August by Dying Victims Productions.
A very apocalyptic sound starts off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a heavier first wave black metal influenced direction. Most of the music is also heavily rooted in the 80's while the vocals bring back the style of early Venom and Bathory and melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain very true to an old school extreme metal style. The songs also add in a great amount of thrash and speed metal elements along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing along with some songs also showing an influence of punk rock, a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the whole album also sticks to a heavier direction, as the recording progresses a brief use of back up shouts can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Demons. Anti Christianity, Evilness and Alcohol themes.
In my opinion Hellcrash are a very great sounding mixture of first wave black, thrash and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "War Against Christ - Satan Or Die" "Hordes of Satan" "Raped By Satan" and "Mephistopheles". 8 out of 10.
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