Malphas are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self relased 2015 ep which will be released in February.
A very dark 70's style prog rock synth starts off the ep and after a few seconds the music starts getting a lot more heavy and symphonic as well as bringing in a great amount of melody which leads up to some brutal blast beats, fast riffing and grim black metal screams and the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melodies, talent and skill to the recording.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear some death metal growls being added into certain sections of the recording along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks also show the guitars adding in elements of thrash and power metal while some of the clean parts have a jazz influence to them.
Malphas plays a style of symphonic black/death metal that is very melodic and also displays a great amount of talent and skill as musicians throughout all 5 of the tracks, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept based around the 39th Goetic demon Malphas who serves as the grand president and general of hell; commanding 40 legions of demons and appearing before conjuror's in the form of a crow.
In my opinion Malphas are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic 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 "The Conjuring" and "Heaven's Fall". 8 out of 10.