Monday, October 31, 2011

Altar/In The Name Of The Father/Pavement Records/2000 CD Review

Altar are a band from the Netherlands that plays a style of music that I would describe as death/thrash with a blackened touch and this is a review of their 2000 album "In The Name Of The Father" which was released by Pavement Records in the year of 2000.

Drums are very fast and technical with a  lot of blast beats while the bass playing has a  lot of fast riffs that follow the guitars and is all rhythm bass.

Rhythm guitars are mostly fast death metal riffs with some mid  paced parts as well as some melody and thrash influences, while the lead guitars are fast and melodic guitars sols that have some black metal influences.

Vocals are mostly high pitched death metal growls that are very thrash influenced with a black edge at times while the lyrics cover such topics as anti christian, hatred and a touch of porn, as for the production on this recording sounds very professional and you can hear all off the musical instruments.

In my opinion Altar is a very good band for this style of metal and if you are a fan of classic anti christian death/thrash with a blackened feel you should add this album to your collection. STANDOUT TRACKS INCLUDE "God Damn You" "I Spit Black Bile On You" "Walhalla Express" "In Our Dominion" and "The Trooper". RECOMMENDED BUY

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