Mayhemic are a band from Chile that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 2022 compilation album "The Darkest Age" which will b e released on August 26th by Awakening Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments on the compilation also have a very powerful sound to them. Elements of thrash metal can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the faster sections of t he songs also add in a lot of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music is also very heavily influenced by the first wave era of the genre. The songs also take an 80's style and mixes them with a more modern day aggression along with the solos and leads also remaining 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 the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody at times as well as one song also adding in a brief use of clean playing and the compilation closes with Kreator and Tormentor covers.. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, evil and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Mayhemic and if you are a fan of blackened thrash metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beyond Hell" "Mortuary Feast Of Skeletons" "Burn The Cross" and "Tormentor". 8 out of 10.
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