Enthean are a band from South Carolina that plays a progressive mixture of symphonic black metal and technical death metal with elements of thrash, shred and classical and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Priests Of Annihilation".
Symphonic sounds and melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later before going into a fast musical direction that uses a great amount of blast beats and black metal screams and there are also death metal growls and clean singing vocals present throughout all off the recording.
Elements of thrash can be heard in the bands musical style while some of the solos are very technical and incorporate elements of shred and neo classical and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as mixing the symphonic and heavy sounds together and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also gets very progressive at times.
Ethean plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal and technical death metal and mixes it in with elements of prog, thrash, shred and classical to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover reality and mythology themes.
In my opinion Ethean are a very great sounding progressive mixture of symphonic black and technical death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tones Of Desecration" "Ekpyrosis" and "Bring Forth the Raven". 8 out of 10.