Fallen Angels are a band from Seattle, Washington that has had their previous album reviewed in this zine with a musical style that mixes death and thrash metal together and this is a review of their 2010 album "Engines Of Oppression" which was released by Metal On Metal Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing is not as powerful as the last recording but you can still hear it times and it seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars while still sounding very powerful at times with some heavy bass leads.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine influences from both death and thrash metal together along with some melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding guitar solos and leads adding in more traditional and classic metal influences that where not so much on the last recording, as for the classical guitars which are only used a great amount on this album they use finger picking and full chords to add more variety to this recording.
Vocals are mostly traditional sounding thrash growls, shouts and screams with some gang back up vocals while still retaining some of the death metal influenced growls of the last album, while the lyrics cover violent and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording
In my opinion this is another great recording from Fallen Angels that shows alot more progression as well as a more straight forward thrash sound then the last recording and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this one as well. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Engines Of Oppression" "Rebirth" "Legacy Of Pain" and "Laid To Rest". RECOMMENDED BUY.