Terror Empire are a band from Portugal that plays a modern mixture of thrash and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Empire Strikes Back" which will be released in February by Nordavind Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with some. clean playing being added into certain sections of the recording as well as returning on some of the later tracks and after awhile the music gets a lot more heavy along with some guitar leads that are a huge part of the recording and also add more melodies into the songs when they are utilized.
After the intro the music goes into more of a heavier thrash direction direction along with some aggressive vocals, blast beats and some death metal growls and you can also hear elements of hardcore and groove metal in the bands musical style and at time s you can also hear a small amount of acoustic guitars in some of the tracks.
At times some of the songs bring in a small amount of hardcore style breakdowns and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses the vocals start adding in more melody while also keeping around a very rough edge to them while a later track also brings in a small amount of spoken word samples and all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Terror Empire plays a style that mixes modern thrash with groove metal and the heaviness of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, violent and real life themes.
In my opinion Terror Empire are a very great sounding mixture of thrash, groove and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Empire Strikes" "Skinned Alive" "Reality Check" and "Break the Cycle". 8 out of 10.