Sweden's Nekrokraft have returned with a new recording that continues their raw and melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Servants" which will be released in May by The Sign Records.
Black metal screams along with some dark and heavy riffs start off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the fast sections of the songs also use a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Death metal growls are also used at times while t he riffs also use a great amount of melody along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when melodic chants and keyboards are utilized they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling as well as the riffs also mixing in a great amount of thrash elements and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic yet old school extreme metal style and one track also brings clean guitars onto the recording.
On this recording Nekrokraft expand on their raw and melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal by adding keyboards on some of the tracks to create something different from t heir previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Babylonian and Scandinavian Folklore themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Nekrokraft and if you are a f an of r aw and melodic black, death and thrash metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mouth Ov Ahriman" "Servants ov The black" "Eternal, I Am" and "Plague". 8 out of 10.