Prophetic Scourge are a band from France that plays a very progressive and brutal form of death metal with some elements of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Calvary" which will be released on September 28th as a joint effort between Klonosphere Records and Season of Mist.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with a brief use of ritualistic sounding whispers while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody as well as the vocals also utilizing a great amount of death metal growls and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody as well as some black metal screams also being added into certain sections of the recording.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very technical style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also mixing in thrash elements at times and as the album progresses the music starts getting more progressive.
Prophetic Scourge plays a style of death metal that is very brutal, progressive and technical sounding while the black and thrash metal elements makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover phantasmagorical, occult and ancestral themes along with some inspiration from the writings of H.P Lovecraft, Frank Herbert and Steven Erikson.
In my opinion Prophetic Scourge are a very great sounding progressive and brutal death metal group with some elements of black and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Th Witchfinder- Until Your Flesh Departs" "The Medium - A Spider Goddess Is Revealed" and "The Cultist - The Rise Of The Great Lord Cthulu". 8 out of 10.