Altarage are a band from Spain that plays a very avant garde form of bestial black/death metal and this is a review of their 2015 demo which was released as a joint effort between Sentinent Ruin Laboratories and Sol Y Neive Records.
A very dark and heavy death metal sound starts off the demo along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a touch of doom metal at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and the growls take the music in a bestial black/death metal direction.
Elements of war metal can be heard throughout the recording while the fast parts can also be very brutal at times and both of the tracks bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the high pitched screams bring in both elements of black metal onto the recording and at times the slow heavy riffs have an avant garde atmosphere to them.
Altarage plays a musical style take takes war and bestial black metal and mixes it in with brutal death metal, doom and avant garde elements to create a style of t heir own, the production sounds very heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Altrarage are a very great sounding avant garde, bestial black./death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Vortex Pyramid". 8 out of 10.