Angelcide are a solo project from New York that originally started out playing depressive black metal but has evolved into more of a blackened death metal sound over the years and this is a review of his 2016 album "Hunting Astral prey" which was released on Elegy Records.
A very fast, raw and chaotic war metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats, high pitched black metal screams and bestial death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and melodies can also be heard in some parts of the songs.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while you can also hear a lot of tremolo picking in the faster parts of the songs and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of a melodic style and the songs also bring in a great amount of diversity along with one track being instrumental while the main focus remains more on songs with vocals and there is also a brief use of clean playing being utilized at times and the last track brings in ambient style sounds.
Angelcide plays a musical style on this recording that takes a raw and melodic style of black metal and mixes it in with death metal and a touch of war metal to create a style of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover supernatural, evil and occultism themes.
In my opinion Angelcide is a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lurker" and "Raped Celestial Body". 8 out of 10.