Blackevil are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Forever Baptised In Eternal Fire" which will be released in September by Dying Victims Productions.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with a brief use of synths and spoken word parts before going into a heavier musical direction. The riffs also mix in a great amount of thrash metal elements while the also add in melodies at times and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are done in mostly and 80's German thrash metal style while death metal growls can also be heard at times. Elements of first wave black metal can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the music being very heavily rooted in the past but modern at the same time.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic and old school style. Spoken word parts and synths also make a return in certain sections of the the recording as well as the faster riffing also adding in a decent amount of tremolo picking.
Back up shouts can also be heard on some of the tracks as well some of the songs are also very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of Gregorian chants and acoustic guitars can also be heard on a couple of songs along with later tracks also mixing in influences of speed and traditional metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Occultism, Purgatory and War themes.
In my opinion Blackevil are a very great sounding mixture of black and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satan's Crown" "Forever Baptised In Flames" and "Lucifer's Supremacy". 8 out of 10.
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