Thyrant are a band from Spain that plays a very melodic and progressive mixture of black, death and groove metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Katabasis" which will be released in July 17th by Indie Recordings.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Clean vocals are also added into some parts of the recording while the guitar solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. At times the music also gets very progressive sounding along with some growling style vocals also being used in certain sections of the songs which also introduces elements of death metal onto the recording.
Some of the mid tempo sections of the songs show an influence of groove metal along with a couple of tracks being instrumental as well as one of them introducing acoustic guitars and clean playing onto the album, as the album progresses a brief use of fast tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard on a couple of tracks and a later song also adds in a small amount of whispered vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon a story of someone going through difficult moments and conquering them.
In my opinion Thyrant are a very great sounding progressive and melodic mixture of black, death and groove metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Face The Thyrant" "Black Oceans" "KatabasisChapter Iv". 8 out of 10.
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