Warlust are a band from Germany that plays a melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Unearthing Shattered Philosophies" which will be released in April by Dying Victims Productions.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album while also adding in a brief use of synths and clean playing before going into a heavier direction. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them as well as the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. The songs also add in a great amount of Swedish influences along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Vocals are mostly blackened metal screams along with the music also mixing in a great amount of death and thrash metal elements. Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's but still captures a modern atmosphere as well as couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and they both also add in a small amount of classical gutiars. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, War, Devastation and Torture themes.
In my opinion Warlust are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Burning Eyes Of Satan" "In The Shadow Of The Alchemyst" and "To Fall Aprt". 8 out of 10.
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