SpellForger are a band from Indonesia that plays a mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Upholders Of Evil" which will be released in April by Personal Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep along with a brief use of spoken word samples while the music also brings in a great amount of 80's era thrash speed and first wave black metal elements but mixed in with a more modern aggression and blast beats are also added into some of the faster parts of the songs.
Vocals are mostly aggressive screams and shouts while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody while the solos and leads also remain true to an old school extreme metal style as well as adding in some melodies. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some back up shouts also being utilized at times and the whole recording sticks to a heavier direction.
SpellForger plays a musical style that takes black, thrash and speed metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover evilness, sorcery and metal themes.
In my opinion SpellForger are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lord Of Possession" and "Black Spellcrafters". 8 out of 10.