Spectral are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black, viking, thrash and power metal and this is a review of their album "Artic Sunrise" which will be released in 2017 by Boersma Records.
Atmospheric synths start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with melodic guitar leads also being added onto the recording while high pitched black metal screams also make their presence known along with a few death metal growls.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and they also mix the keyboards in with the heavier sections of the songs which also gives the album more of an epic feeling and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Clean guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also mix in a great amount of thrash metal elements along with some of the solos and leads mixing in an old school style and as the album progresses a great amount of viking metal elements are added onto the recording and one track also brings in a brief use of air raid sirens and war samples and the melodies are also very heavily influenced by power metal and a later track also adds in a few seconds of acoustic guitars.
Spectral plays a musical style that takes melodic black, viking, thrash and power metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Mythology, Vikings and Epic themes.
In my opinion Spectral are a very great sounding mixture of melodic black, viking, thrash and power metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evil Takes Control" "In Battle With Fire & Steel" and "Fuck Off And Die (Metal Is Forever)". 8 out of 10.