Midnight are a solo project from Cleveland, Ohio that plays a mixture of black, speed metal and punk rock and this is a review of their 2020 album "Rebirth by Blasphemy" which will be released on January 24th by Metal Blade Records.
A very heavy and old school sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly black emtal screams that mix the first and second wave styles together and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also adding in a great amount of speed metal elements. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also capturing the raw energy of punk rock.
The music also brings in a great amount of 80's influences and mixes them in with a more modern day aggression, melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing and all of t he songs also stick to a heavier musical direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Blasphemy and Hell themes.
In my opinion Midnight is a very great sounding mixture of black, speed metal and punk rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rebirth By Blasphemy" "Rising Scum" "Cursed Possessions" and "You Can Drag Me Through Fire". 8 out of 10.