Crucifier are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2022 ep "Say Your Prayers" which was released by Iron Bonehead Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the ep along with some and ritualistic whispers a few seconds while spoken word samples can be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. Blast beats are also added into the faster sections of the songs and the vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's era while t he solos and leads also remain very true to an old school style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some dark sounding melodies also being added into the guitar riffing at times as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and the ep also closes with a cover of Carnivore's "Jesus Hitler".
Crucifier plays a style of blackened death metal that goes back to the mid 80's and early 90's era of the genre, The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Anti Christianity, Blasphemy and Satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Crucifier and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUD E "My Soul To Take" and "Chime of the Goat's Head Bell". 8 out of 10.
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