Desultor are a band from Sweden that plays a very progressive from of death metal mixed in with some thrash and power metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Masters of Hate" which was released by Abyss Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thorwn in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the synths which are only used briefly on the intros and outro they enhance the darkness of the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine brutal progressive death metal with thrash and power metal mixed in with a great amount of technical and melodic riffing to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use full chords to add more variety to the music.
Vocals are mostly clean singing power metal vocals mixed in with some deep death metal growls and high pitched screams, while the lyrics cover dark, hateful, violent and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Desultor are a very great and original sounding power/progressive/death metal hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Monday" "And So We Bleed" and "The Luxury Of Pain". RECOMMENDED BUY.