This is a review of another recording from Usurper which continues their mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Skeletal Season" which will be re-issued in 2019 by Dissonance.
Demonic voices start off the album before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the riffs also bring in a great amount of thrash influences along with the vocals bringing in more of a Celtic Frost/Hellhammer style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while high pitched black metal screams can also be heard at times along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the solos and leads also remaining very true to an old school style, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and their is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and as the album progresses the riffs also start adding in a small amount of melody and a couple of tracks also add in a small amount of synths.
On this recording Usurper remained true to their mixture of black and thrash metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Supernatural and Death themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Usurper and if you are a fan of black and thrash metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadowfiend" "Embrace Of The Dead" and "Wolflord". 8 out of 10.
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