Lycanthropy are a band from Russia that plays a very raw mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "A.V.R.E.I.l" which was released by Lower Silesian Stronghold.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while also adding in grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also adding in an old school extreme metal style.
Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while death metal growls are also used at times along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some depressive elements and spoken word samples can also be heard briefly and the music always remains heavy.
Lycanthropy plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in a very raw and aggressive style of black metal while also adding in elements of death metal to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christianity, Hate, Darkness, War and Sadism themes.
In my opinion Lycanthropy are a very great sounding raw 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 "Dark Triad Of Animal In Me" "Sexual Sadism" "Black Lightning" and "In The Middle of Nowhere". 8 out of 10.