Tsar Bomb are a band from Spain that has been featured before in this zine and plays a heavy mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Exterminans IX:XI" which was released by Cimmerain Shade Recordings.
Radio noises and spoken word parts start off the album and after a few seconds synths and grim black metal screams are added onto the recording which leads up to a heavier musical direction that also utilizes a great amount of brutal blast beats and the riffs can also be very melodic at times.
Death metal growls and modern metal elements can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when solos and leads are utilized they add in more of technical yet melodic style of metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the tracks remain true to a very heavy and brutal musical direction and as the album progresses war samples make their return at times and the album closes with an avant garde classical style outro which still adds in th e heaviness of black and death metal.
With this recording Tsar Bomb keeps their black metal elements while also having more of a blackened style of death metal this time around and the music is also very brutal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the more esoteric and occult side of the biblical scriptures but done with more of a blasphemous approach.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tsar Bomb and if you are a fan of death metal influenced black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ad Maiorem Legi Gloriam" "Septem Tonitrua" and "Mikaheylel". 8 out of 10.