Estampida are a band from Argentina that plays a melodic mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Crown Control: The Jaws Of War" which was released by Nadir Music.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some screaming style vocals that are more close to death metal while the riffs bring in more of a modern thrash style and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the faster sections also bring in a decent amount of blast beats.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there are also some old school thrash elements also being mixed into some of the riffs and when solos and leads a re utilized they bring in a very classic yet melodic metal sound into the songs.
Some of the fast riffing also brings in a touch of black metal and some songs also bring in a small amount of melodic singing and as the album progresses clean playing along with acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording while other songs bring in back up gang shouts and there is also a power ballad before returning back to a heavier direction.
Estampida plays a musical style that takes melodic death metal and mixes it with both the old school and modern styles of thrash metal along with a touch of groove metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover life, fantasy, and death themes.
In my opinion Estampida are a very great sounding melodic mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crowd Control" "Is there Anybody Out There" "We'll Wait Together" and "Jaws Of War". 8 out of 10.