The Spirit are a band from Germany that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Cosmic Terror" which will be released on February 7th by AOP Records.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. The music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's Swedish style while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody. The music also mixes in a great amount of melodic death metal elements as well as all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them, prog rock influences can also be heard in some parts of the recording and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction and the album closes with an instrumental.
The Spirit plays a musical style that takes the melodic forms of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover misanthropy, social criticism and cosmic themes.
In my opinion The Spirit 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 "Serpent As Time Reveals" and "The Wide Emptiness". 8 out of 10.