Zetar are a band from Austin, Texas that plays a sci-fi mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Devouring Darkness" which will be released in October by Spirit Coffin Publishing.
Sci-fi orientated soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while black metal screams are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording. Death metal growls are also utilized at times along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in an early 90's extreme metal style while the music also adds in a decent amount of thrash metal elements. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard along with the songs also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
The sci-fi sounds and synths also return on some of the later tracks and also bring in more of a soundtrack orientated atmosphere. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover science fiction and occultism themes.
In my opinion Zetar are a very great sounding sci-fi mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Return To Talos IV(The Cage)" "Lights Of Zetar" and "Ardra (Great Deceiver)". 8 out of 10.