This is the final review of a recording from Thy Primordial which is also in the fast and melodic style of Swedish black metal with the album being released originally in 2004 and called "Pestilence Upon Mankind" which will be re-issued in June of 2018 by Dissonance as a a part of a box set.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into a faster direction which also use s a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats to give the songs a more raw feeling while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with a few growls and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
Elements of death metal can also be heard at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and clean playing is added onto the closing track.
On this recording Thy primordial expanded on their fast and melodic Swedish style of black metal by adding in a touch of death metal, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover death, darkness and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Thy primordial and if you are a fan of fast and melodic Swedish black metal, you should check out this re-release. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pestilence Upon Mankind" "Death Is Mercy" "Soul Affliction" and "Revel In Misanthropy". 8 out of 10.
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