5Rand are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of thrash, industrial and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Sacred/Scared" which will be released in February by My Kingdom Music.
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some symphonic elements and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and the vocals also bring in a mixture of death metal growls, high pitched screams and melodic singing and elements of groove and thrash metal can also be heard at times while the solos and leads stick to a more melodic style of extreme metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some tracks also bring in a small amount of clean playing and as the album progresses traces of industrial can be heard.
5Rand plays a musical style that takes industrial, modern thrash, and melodic death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion 5Rand are a very great sounding mixture of industrial, thrash and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erase" "Cordyceps" "Preacher Of Lies" and "The True Death Show". 8 out of 10.