Hellixxir are a band from France that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Black Fortress" which was released by Music Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals bring in a mixture of blackened metal screams and death metal growls along with the riffing being very heavily influenced by thrash metal and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the music also adds in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as a few tracks also adding in a small amount spoken word parts.
Acoustic guitars are also added on some of the tracks as well as the vocals also adding in more of a death/thrash style at times. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some tremolo picking also being utilized in some of the faster riffing, one track also adds in a brief use of melodic chanting vocals and they also bring in an instrumental as the album progresses. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Hellixxir are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Black Fortress" "Pure Contingency" "A Journey To The Ineffable" and "Theodicy". 8 out of 10.