Prezir are a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very melodic and old school form of black metal with some elements of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "As Rats Devour Lions" which will be released in September by Godz Of War productions.
A very heavy, fast and old school sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing as well as the vocals beign mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
Death metal growls can also be heard at times while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a great amount of thrash elements and the music always remains very heavy.
On this recording Prezir expands on their black metal style by adding in more fast riffing, melody, death and thrash metal influences to take their own to another level, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Alchemy, Egyptian Mythology, Philosophy, Contempt and Historical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Prezir and if you are a fan of fast and melodic black metal with elements of death and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As Rats Devour Lions" "Serpents in The House Of Ra" and "Oedipus Context". 8 out of 10.