Lunar Blood are a band from New Jersey that plays a mixture of black, death metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2022 album "Twilight Insurgency" which will b e released in February by Pulverised Records.
Spoken word samples start off the album before going into a very fast and brutal musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly death metal growls while black metal screams can also be heard at times and all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing. Melodies are also added into some of the riffs along with the mid tempo sections adding in touches of hardcore and some of the faster sections of the songs also capture the raw energy of crust punk as well as one track also adding in a brief use of keyboards.
Lunar Blood plays a musical style that takes black, death metal, hardcore and crust punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover war, human cruelty, state violence, oppression, queer liberation and mental turmoil themes.
In my opinion Lunar Blood are a very great sounding mixture of black, death metal, hardcore and crust punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Purified Rot" "Wrath march" and "Pig Hunter". 8 out of 10.