This is a review of a split album between Columbia's Guerra Total and Japan's Metalucifer which was released by Forgotten Wisdom Productions and we will start off the review with Guerra Total a band that plays a mixture of black, speed and thrash metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy and old school extreme metal sound that is more closer to the first wave of black metal and the faster sections of the songs also use a decent amount of blast beats while the vocals have more of an aggressive thrash style to them and elements of speed metal can also be heard at times.
Back up gang shouts can be heard in some parts of the songs and the solos and leads are melodic and remain true to an old school style and the music is heavily rooted in the 80's but with some more modern technology and there is also a brief use of death metal growls and power metal style screams and their side of the split always remains very true to a very heavy and retro musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Guerra Total plays a musical style that takes first wave black metal, thrash and speed metal and updates them for the modern day, the production sounds very powerful and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism, Zombies, and Black Metal themes.
In my opinion Guerra Total are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evil Headbangers" and "Satan's Army Of the Apocalypse".
Next up is Metalucifer a band that plays a mixture of heavy and speed metal.
Their side of the split starts out with drum beats and a heavy old school metal sound and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are more traditional metal style singing while also having their aggressive moments and the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released in the 80's.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and also adds in a touch of NWOBHM and during the faster sections of the songs elements of speed metal can be heard and their side of the split also always remains true to a very hard and heavy musical direction and there is also a brief use of back up gang shouts.
Metalucifer plays a musical style that goes back to the early 80's style of heavy and speed metal and has the vintage style of that era, the production sounds very retro and old school while the lyrics cover heavy metal themes.
In my opinion Metalucifer are a very great sounding mixture of speed and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bloody Countess" and "Heavy Metal Samurai".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, thrash, speed and heavy metal. 8 out of 10.