Iliac Thorns are a band from Finland that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "It" which was released by Inverse Records.
The album begins with melodic guitar riffing and drums along with some black metal screams and solos and a few seconds later death metal growls are added into the music while also keeping around the black metal vocals and you can also hear sound effects which also leads to more fast and heavy parts and blast beats.
As the album progresses it starts mixing melodic and brutal parts together along with the bass guitars getting more powerful in sound and when they bring in mid paced directions the music seems to be heavier while the fast parts really bring out the black metal elements that are present on the record and it also adds to the brutality the blast beats generate.
On this album Iliac thorns seems to find a great balance with their ability to combine brutal and melodic death metal together as well as adding in black metal elements and they seem to have developed their own style of melodic blackened death metal.
Song lyrics are written in a mixture of Finnish and English and cover dark themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Iliac Thorns are a very great sounding mixture of brutal, melodic death and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Brutal Seizure" "The Serpents Calling" and "The Shining". 8 out of 10.