The Modern Age Slavery are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a brutal mixture of death metal and deathcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Stygian" which will be released in November by Innerstrength Records.
a sci-fi orientated intro starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also utilizes a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are mostly death metal growls along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody.
A great amount of deathcore style breakdowns can be heard in the mid tempo sections of the songs while screams are also utilized at times along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as some symphonic elements. and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when tremolo picking is utilized it also adds in a slight black metal touch while a couple of tracks also brings in a brief use of clean vocals and spoken word parts and they close the album with a cover of Pantera's "Snakeblasted Skin"..
The Modern Age Slavery creates another recording that remains true to the deathcore and death metal mixture of previous release while also trying new things with their music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover social issues and Dystopian imagery themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from The Modern Age Slavery and if you are a fan of death metal and deathcore, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Reprisal Within" "The Place we Call Home" and "Regression Through Unlearning". 8 out of 20.