The Crown are a band from Sweden that has been around since the 90's and plays a melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Cobra Speed Venom" which will be released on March 16th by Metal Blade Records.
Stringed instruments start off the album before going into a heavier direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Vocals are mostly death metal growls which also adds in some first wave black metal style screams while the music also brings in a great amount of thrash metal elements along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also add in touches of punk and speed metal.
As the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard while a couple of tracks also bringing in a brief use of synths and clean playing along with all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as one of the songs being an instrumental and they also bring in a track that is very long and epic in length.
The Crown creates another recording that remains true to their melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Crown and if you are a fan of melodic black, death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Destroyed By Madness" "Cobra Speed Venom" "The Sign of The Scythe" and "Ride The Fire". 8 out of 10.