The second full-length release by American metal outfit Madrost, Into the Aquatic Sector was released back in September.
The band is often categorized as a death-thrash band, and this album definitely is full of death-thrash elements. But they go beyond standard death-thrash, taking their music in a somewhat more technical direction. Extreme metal fans will be happy to know that, like a couple of other thrash metal bands, Madrost have adopted blastbeats into their style, and I must say that, although categorized as a death-thrash effort, this album is much more extreme than most death-thrash. It's not quite tech death, but there are plenty of tech extreme metal elements on the album as well as some really melodic stuff. The vocals are generally of the screechy variety, but it does feature some surprising old school metal screams, as heard in the beginning of 'Frozen Beneath The Snow'. At times, there is a hint of Death in some of the songs, so fans of Schuldiner might like it.
Fans of death metal or thrash metal should definitely check this album out. It's fierce and fast. it's angry and aggressive. It's technical and refined. Head over to their Bandcamp page and give it a listen.
1. The Unknown (1:11)
2. Frozen Beneath The Snow (5:01)
3. Universal Energy (3:13)
4. Operation: Xenomorphic Protocol (4:04)
5. The Oceanic Prelude (0:42)
6. Subterranean Nightmare (3:46)
7. Into The Aquatic Sector (3:58)
8. Depravity (5:06)