Demoniac where a retro black/thrash band originally from New Zealand that relocated to England and this is a review of their classic 1998 album "Stormblade" which was released by Osmose Productions.
Drums use alot of fast playing with the ocassional blast beats while the bass guitar has alot of melody and fast riffs that mix black metal,thrash and punk together and ther are some keyboards used at times that have a classic metal feel.
Rhythm guitars contain alot of variety with alot of catchy and melodic riffs that mix black metal, thrash, classic metal and punk together with alot of guitar solos that are very melodic sounding with alot of classical metal influences as for the accoustic guitars when they are used they use some open chords and melody.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with one song utilizing the vocals which where later used in depressive black metal with alot of back-up vocals as well as some ocassional clean singing being utilized while the song lyrics cover some occult/satanic topics with an anti christian message as well as a small amount of national socailism, while the production on this album which was recorded at Marmalade Studios during September of 96 sounds very professional and you can hear all of the instruments on this album.
In my opinion Demoniac where one of the best retro black/thrash bands of the 90's and this is a classic album that all true black/thrash fans should have in their collection. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dont Burn The Witch" "Hatred Is Purity" and "Fight The War". RECOMMENDED BUY