Susperia are a band from Norway that plays a melodic mixture of black, thrash and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Lyricist" which was released by Agonia Records.
A very heavy thrash influenced sound starts off the album along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody while the vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and power metal style singing along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic and old school fashion and the music also mixes in a 80's and 90's style in with a more modern atmosphere as well as adding some death metal growls into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses a small amount of synths, spoken word parts, and clean playing can also be heard and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
On this recording Susperia expands on their melodic blackened thrash metal style by adding in more traditional metal elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover inner struggles, relationship issues and life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Susperia and if you are a fan of melodic black, thrash and heavy metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heretic" "Day I Died" "Feed The Fire" and "Come Alive". 8 out of 10.