Melodic Death Metal band Blood And Thunder have truly became one of my absolute favorite, if not one of the most strongest and well acted bands in today’s scene. Hailing from the depths of my precious hometown in Seattle, Washington these guys take musical inspirations from Children Of Bodom, Wintersun, Kalmah and other Gothenburg outfitters. From the soaring keyboard signatures, thundering blast beats, well produced vocal deliveries, structured bass tones and wolfishly attitudes of barbed melodies, The Necromancer’s Cantos is the latest Chapter from these Washingtonians.
Musically, this EP is bloody brilliant. Everything from the instrumentals, crafted musicianship, astonishing lyricism and the destructive production, these musicians take music from the heart and soul making melodic death metal sound alive and kicking. From the kick-ass opener to The Empire Of Witches, Blood Puddle and perhaps the highlighted tracks on the album being The Deadly One, you’ll get combinations of blackened death, power, traditional melodic death metal and the wonderfully arrangements of diabolical fillers is going to strap the listener into a void so powerful, you’ll be in complete disbelief to hear a local band from my area to be this bloody good!
I cannot fully go into the album’s interpretation or context, but the music speaks volume for itself. If you’re fans of Dark Tranquillity, Mors Principium Est, Insomnium and melodic death metal in general, The Necromancer’s Cantos from Blood And Thunder is the album for you.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler