Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Leukemia/love/Vic Records/2012 CD Review
Leukemia are a band from Sweden that has a history that goes back to 1989 with a musical style that mixes melodic thrash with death metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "love" which was released by Vic Reccords.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much inthe way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them,as for the synths when they are utilized they bring an exotic, dark and progressive sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine thrash with old school Swedish death metal along with a great amount of melodic riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death/thrash growls, high pitched screams to clean singing along with some brief spoken word elements, while the lyrics cover violent and depressing themes, as for the production it has a very old school sound while still sounding very strong and powerful and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording
In my opinion Leukemia are a very great sounding hybrid of atmospheric Swedish death metal and thrash and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Emotionally Dead" "Tearflow" "My Pain" and "Regrets". RECOMMENDED BUY.