Malefic Levitation are a duo from Fresno, California that plays a bestial mixture of black, war, and death metal with some grindcore touches and this is a review of their 2017 ep "The Ancient Plague" which will be released in November by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the ep before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with some bestial death metal growls also being utilized at times.
A great amount of war metal elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of morbid sounding melodies and elements of grindcore and the music always remains very heavy, raw and brutal sounding.
Malefic Levitation plays a musical style that takes black, death and war metal and takes them into a very raw and bestial direction, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and war themes.
In my opinion Malefic Levitation are a very great sounding raw and bestial sounding mixture of black, death and war metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Warlord Rites" and "The Black Wind". 8 out of 10.