Anzv are a band from Portugal that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Gallas" which was released by Exorcize Music.
Dark soundscapes and synths start off the album before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast b eats. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of sow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark y et melodic style along with some spoken word parts also being added in certain sections of the recording, elements of post metal can also be heard at times as well as one song also adding in a brief use of female vocals and ethnic music before returning back to a heavier direction.
Anzv plays a style of blackened death metal that is very dark, aggressive and brutal sounding as well as adding in elements of post metal to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, esoteric and occult themes.
In my opinion Anzv are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Isimud" "Repentance" "Rituals" and "Mist". 8 out of 10.
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