Raider are a band from Ontario, Canada that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Guardian Of The Fire" which will be released on March 20th.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while the music also brings in a great amount of thrash metal elements. Vocals also bring in a good mixture of both black metal screams and death metal growls as well as the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads also add in more of an old school style. Some of the tracks are also long and epic in length along with the music also mixing in some more modern influences and all of the songs stick to a heavier direction.
Raider plays a musical style that takes the modern and old school forms of black, death and thrash metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark arts, mythology, horror and vengeance themes.
In my opinion Raider 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 "Bound By No Fate" "Ravenous Hydra" and "Destroyer". 8 out of 10.