Horrified are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Of Despair" which will be released in March by Stormspell Records.
Clean guitars start off the album and a few seconds later the music starts to get more heavy and melodic and you can also hear elements of thrash in the bands musical style and when the music speeds up death metal growls along with blast beats are added onto the recording and all of th e musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
At times the music can be atmospheric and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90'sand clean playing also makes a return in certain sections of the recording and the tremolo picking adds a great amount of blackened death metal elements into the songs and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and one song also brings in a small amount of clean singing.
Horrified plays a musical style that goes back to the melodic styles of 90's black and death metal to create an album that is very retro and old school while also being very heavy at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Horrified are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Lands" "Dreamer Of Ages" and "The Ruins That Remain". 8 out of 10.