Awrizis/Gears Of Fear/Slovak Metal Army/2020 CD Review

Awrizis are a band from the Czech Republic that plays a melodic mixture of black, death, thrash and groove metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Gears of Fear" which will be released in December by Slovak Metal Army.

Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while also introducing death metal growls and black metal screams onto the recording. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the mid tempo sections of the songs also adding in elements of groove metal.

Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while whispered vocals can also be heard at times. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody as well as the acoustic guitars and clean playing also returning on some of the later tracks.

Some of the faster riffing also adds in a small amount of tremolo picking along with one track also introducing keyboards, stringed instruments and spoken word parts onto the recording as well as one track also introducing symphonic sounds onto the album, the riffs also show an influence of modern thrash metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover inner struggle themes.

In my opinion Awrizis are a very gear sounding melodic mixture of black, death, thrash and groove metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Where the True nature Of Human Dwells In Shadow" "Broken Clocks" "The Racing Heart" and "Signs In The Sky". 8 out of 10.

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