Dizastra are a band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada that plays a melodic mixture of black, thrash and heavy metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Elder Sun" which will be released on November 22nd.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are done in most of a screaming black metal style along with a touch of death metal.
Elements of thrash metal are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic and old school style. The songs also mix in a great amount of 80's and 90's influences while also keeping very modern at the same time and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the songs also mixing in a great amount of melodic Swedish black metal influences.One track also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording as well as some of the faster riffing also utilizing tremolo picking.
One song also adds in a brief use of acoustic guitars, the closing tracks also adds in a small amount of keyboards and prog elements as well as being an instrumental. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism, Gnosticism and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion Dizastra are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black, thrash and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vae Victus" "Gnosis" and "Astaroth". 8 out of 10.