Poison Wind are a band from the United States that plays a mixture of black, doom, death, thrash metal, avant garde, crust and grindcore and this is a review of their 2020 album "Virus!" which will be released on October 30th by Eleventh Key.
Hardcore style shouts and crust influenced riffing starts off the album while elements of thrash metal can also be heard in the guitar riffing. At times the music also adds in a touch of 80's era grindcore along with some black metal screams also being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Death metal growls are also added into some parts of the recording while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style along with the slower sections of the songs also adding in the heaviness of doom metal.
At times the music also gets very experimental and avant garde sounding along with most of the tracks also sounding very different from each other as well as one track also introducing clean singing onto the recording, melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard and one track also adds in touches of harsh noise. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the COVID19 pandemic.
In my opinion Poison Wind are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom, death, thrash metal, avant garde, crust and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Branch CoVidians" "Viral Tales" and "Weight". 8 out of 10.