Maelstorm are a band from Long Beach, New York that plays a mixture of death, thrash, power and prog metal and this is a re-issue of their 2008 demo "It Was Predestined" which was released by Itchy Metal Entertainment.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very atmospheric and epic sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine thrash, death, power and prog metal to create a sound of their own along with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding power/prog metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords and finger picking that have a feeling of a Spanish guitar.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, thrash screams, clean singing power metal vocals with some female back ups being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a demo and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Maelstorm are a very great sounding hybrid of death, thrash, power and prog metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "A Futile Crusade". RECOMMENDED BUY.