Hostis are a band from Montenegro that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 album which was released by Miner Recordings.
A very heavy and melodic thrash influenced sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the solos and leads bring in a very melodic and traditional style of metal and the music also brings in a lot of old school influences.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals are all death metal growls and while the music has its roots in the past it still sounds very modern and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording and the last track also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples.
Hostis plays a musical style that takes the old school forms of death and thrash metal and mixes them together for the modern times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover social issues against the political and religious dogma, indoctrination and media manipulation.
In my opinion Hostis are a very great sounding mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mutilation Of Truth" and "Gods Are Dead". 8 out of 10.