Wraith are a band from Indiana that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and this is a review of their 2021 album "Undo The Chains" which will be released in September by Redefining Darkness Records.
A very dark and apocalyptic intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while melodies are also added into some of the riffing. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also add in a great amount of thrash and speed metal elements.
Vocals are mostly blackened metal screams while the music also captures the raw energy of the first wave era and punk rock. Most of the songs are heavily rooted in the 80's but mixed in with a more modern day aggression along with the solos and leads also remaining very true to an old school style.
Blast beats are also added into the faster sections of the songs along with the tracks also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some songs also adding in a small amount of back up shouts and the whole album also always sticks to a heavier direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover religion, war, violence and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wraith and if you are a fan of black, thrash, speed metal and punk, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dominator" "Cloaked In Black "Gift Of Death" and "Terminate". 8 out of 10.