Nekrokraft are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their compilation album "Witches Funeral" which will be released in 2018 by The Sign Records and consists of earlier demos, unreleased tracks and a couple of covers.
A very heavy and old school sound starts off the album along with the faster sections of t he songs also bringing in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Death metal growls can also be heard at times while the riffs also mix in a great amount of thrash elements and melodies along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and they also bring in covers of Bathory's "Satan My Master" and Slayer's "Angel Of Death" as well as also bringing in influences from the 80's and 90's and taking it into a more modern direction.
On this recordings Nekrokraft plays a style of Swedish death metal that is very raw and melodic and also mixes it with death and thrash metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Occultism and Folklore themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Nekrokraft and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black, death and thrash metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Burning Ov" "Upon A Throne" "Return Of The Kvlt" and "Wrath Of The Heavens". 8 out of 10.