Decay are a band from Romania that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording goes for a mixture of black, doom, death and thrash metal with some psychedelic elements and this is a review of their 2021 album "THORnMENThORn" which was released by Loud Rage Music.
A synth orientated intro along with the sounds of fire burning and bells start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic yet old school style.
Whispers can also be heard briefly along with the mid tempo sections of the songs also showing an influence of thrash metal as well as the faster sections of the tracks also adding in a decent amount of blast beats, spoken word parts are also added in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses more psychedelic touches can also be heard and the music also adds in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism, life and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Decay and if you are a fan of black, doom, death and thrash metal with some psychedelic touches, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Survive The Time" "Concentrated Incarnation Of Brutal Aggression" and "Eat Your Rights". 8 out of 10.