Xexyz are a duo from Chicago, Illinois that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a raw and symphonic mixture of black, speed metal and chiptune music and this is a review of his 2022 album "Gamera" which will be released in December by Super Sargasso.
Melodic guitar solos and leads start off the album along with some grim black metal screams a few seconds later. The Nintendo music samples also give the songs more of a symphonic feeling when they are introduced onto the album while the riffs also add in a great amount of speed metal elements.
When clear vocals are utilized they also ad d in more of a traditional metal style while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the drum beats also being programmed, guitar synths can also be heard at times and growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the Gamera films with some satanic references..
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Xexyz and if you are a fan of raw and symphonic black, speed emtal and chiptune music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "King Gamera" "Worship Him" "UFO" and "Satan Apollo". 8 out of 10.