Bloodthorn are a band from Norway that plays a very aggressive form of black metal with a death metal edge and this is a review of their 2000 album "Under The Reign Of Terror" which was released by Red Stream.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and they sound very powerful on the cover song, as for the synths which are only utilized briefly they bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark sounding with some primitive elements while adding in a good amount of dark sounding melodies and death metal influences in the riffing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are early 90's sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads that utilize some melodic parts.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams mixed in with a good amount of deep death metal growls as well as a brief use of spoken word samples, while the lyrics cover darkness and war, as for the production it has a very dark, strong, powerful and heavy sound.
In my opinion Bloodthorn are a very great sounding heavy and aggressive black metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demonblood" "Mass Destruction" and "Deathcrush" which is a Mayhem cover. RECOMMENDED BUY.
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