Sceptre are a band from India that plays a mixture of melodic death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Age Of Calamity".
The album starts out with some dark sounding acoustic guitars and spoken word samples as well as some esoteric sounding female vocals and after the intro they go into a more fast and melodic direction which combines death and thrash metal together while also mixing in slow parts and screams.
A few seconds later the vocals start utilizing some thrash elements and you can also hear the bass guitars on this recording and as time goes on by acoustic guitars make a return to the music and they are also utilized on other songs as well and when the album goes into the 3rd song death metal growls are added into the record and the rest of the album sticks to a more old school death/thrash metal direction along with some groove elements and when they bring in solos they add even more of an early 90's feeling to the record.
Sceptre display a lot of talent and skill on these songs and they take the best elements of old school thrash and groove metal and mix it with more modern day sounding melodic death metal to create a metal album that has a very heavy sound and these songs can really get a mosh pit started.
Song lyrics are a concept based upon the attitude towards women and society in general, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion Sceptre are a very great sounding mixture of thrash and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of these musical genres, you should check out this band and album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Age of Calamity" "Lake Of The Traitor" "7 Seals" and "lest We Forget". 8 out of 10.