Pestifere are a band from Minnesota that plays a very raw and melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Hope, Misery, Death" which will be released in July by Eihwaz Recordings.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of t he musical instruments that are present on the recording and the leads also bring in a great amount of melody and the vocals are done in a grim screaming black metal fashion and the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while classical guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the songs and you can also hear a decent amount of death metal elements in the songs along with some growls also being utilized at times and a good portion of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Some of the riffs are also heavily influenced by thrash and during the faster sections of the music a decent amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and they also bring in a brief instrumental track before returning back to a heavier direction on the following songs while closing the album with an instrumental classical guitar piece.
Pestifere plays a musical style that takes a very raw and melodic Swedish influenced style of black metal and mixes it with death and thrash metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Pestifere are a very great sounding raw and melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Comeorant Tree" "Suffer The Day" and "Mine Is A Strange Prison". 8 out of 10.