Daeva are a band from Pennsylvania that h as had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Through Sheer Will And Black Magic..." which will be released in October by 20 Buck Spin.
A Dark sounding synth orientated intro starts off the album before going into a very fast thrash metal influenced direction which also utilizes a great amount of blast b eats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 80's to early 90's era.
The songs also take an old school style and mix it in with a more modern day brutality while melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to a retro style along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mi paced and fast parts, one track also introduces clean playing onto the recording as well as some growls also being utilized briefly and the closing song is also very long and epic in length.
On this recording Daeva remains true to the blackened thrash metal style that they had established on their previous release. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism, Black Magick and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Daeva and if you are a fan of blackened thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Architect And The Mountains" "Loosen The Tongue Of The Dead" and "Luciferian Order". 8 out of 10.
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