Wrathage are a band from Finland that plays a symphonic and extreme mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Discipline" which was released by Maa Productions.
Clean singing avant garde vocals and heavy yet melodic guitar riffs start off the album along with some death metal growls and symphonic elements a few seconds later and after awhile the music incorporates more black metal screams and blast beats which they mix in with the avant garde and symphonic elements.
Melodic guitar leads can be heard on a regular basis throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can hear quite a bit off the 90's avant garde Norwegian black metal sound throughout the album while some tracks also bring in more of a modern blackened death metal sound along with some blast beats being utilized at times and as the album progresses some of the songs also incorporate a small amount of spoken word parts and some tracks are very long and epic in length and they close the album with a cover of Morbid Angel's "Dawn Of Angry".
Wrathage plays a style of black metal that is very heavily in the symphonic and avant garde Nordic black metal tradition while also updating their song with elements of blackened death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, fury, hell and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Wrathage are a very great sounding avant garde 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 "Dark Matter" "Walking To Death" "Reptilian" and "The Crawlspace". 8 out of 10.