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Review: Sölicitör - Spectral Devastation
Spectral Devastation

Label: Gates of Hell Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 39:54
Tracks: 8
Genre: Speed Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: June 4, 2020
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Spectral Devastation

Rated 4.6/5 (92%) (5 Votes)

We used to call this "Speed Metal" even though that's a subgenre that doesn't get much love these days. Faster than Trad Metal, not as harsh as Thrash and using more melody and cleaner vocals, you get stuff that sounds like the lineal descendent of Exciter or Scanner. Sölicitör have the requisite number of umlauts in their name, and they have the riffs to back them up, with a volleying, high-octane attack that has the guitars seeming always on the verge of careening out of control. Vocalist Amy Carlson has a furious style that brings in a lot of grit and crazy vibrato, sounding like a relic from 1989 in the way she assaults the songs. The whole album has a very rough and raw vibe that makes songs like "The Red Queen" and "Spectres of War" sound like lost classics from the old days. Fans of 80s metal should not miss this.

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