Hellsteps are a band from Italy that plays a raw mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Last Moment Of Sanity" which was released by Vacula Productions.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and has a death metal feeling to it along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and a few seconds later black metal screams and growls become a huge part of the recording and technical guitar leads are used quite a bit throughout the recording.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean playing as well as a brief use of whispers in certain sections of the recording and some of the melodies also bring in a classic metal feeling and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and the music also gets very progressive at times and they closed the album with 2 bonus tracks.
Hellsteps plays a musical style that takes old school black metal and mixes it with a melodic and progressive style of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Ancient Mythology, History and War.
In my opinion Hellsteps are a very great sounding progressive 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 "Arcana Malvagita" and "Daimonesias (The Punishment Of The Gods)". 8 out of 10.