Tranquillizer are a band from Germany that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Des Endes Anfang".
A very dark and heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads making their presence known on the recording a few seconds later and once the drums kick in all of the musical instruments start having a very powerful sound to them and after the intro elements of thrash are added into the music.
The vocals use a great mixture of high pitched black metal screams and deep growls while the riffs also utilize a great amount of melody and you can hear elements of modern metal in the bands musical style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses some of the songs also bring in a small amount of whispers and clean playing while one track brings in a brief use of folk instruments and the focus remains mostly on a heavy and melodic black/death metal style.
Tranquillizer plays a musical style that takes the melodic forms of black and death metal and mix them together with a more modern sound to update the genre for modern days, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Tranquillizer are a very great sounding melodic 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 "Ein andere Welt" "Kapitulation" and "Ins Licht". 8 out of 10.