Thy Black Blood are a duo from Portugal that plays a very raw, evil and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Rise Of The Misanthrope" which was released as a joint effort between Void Wanderer and War Productions.
Dark soundscapes and epic sounding synths start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the riffs also adding in some dark sounding melodies.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals also get very deep and demonic at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very chaotic yet melodic style along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
The music also adds in a great amount of 90's influences but with a more modern day aggression along with one tracks also introducing clean playing onto the album as well as the synths also making a brief return in certain sections of the recording and the closing track is very long and epic in length. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anti Christianity, Evil, Misanthropy, Death and Destruction themes.
In my opinion Thy Black Blood are a very great sounding raw, evil and misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Evil One" and "Sacrifice". 8 out of 10.