Scolopendra are a band from France that plays a mixture of death, thrash metal and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Cycles".
Electronic music sounds starts off the album and after the intro the music goes for more of a heavier thrash metal direction while the vocals are mostly death metal growls that also have a hardcore tinge to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats can be heard.
High pitched screams can be heard in the music at times along with the riffs also adding melodies into some parts of the songs and there are also back up gang shouts being into into certain sections of the recording and the solos and leads remain true to an extreme metal style and they also add in some modern elements at times and electronic music sounds also make a return on a later track and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a later song brings in a brief use of movie samples.
Scholpendra plays a musical style that takes death metal and mixes it in with modern thrash and hardcore while also being a lot more heavier than most bands that mix these genres together, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical and real life themes.
In my opinion Scholopendra are a very great sounding mixture of death metal, thrash and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Purity" "Morbid Psychosis" "End Of Tunnels" and "Psychotic Mass Murder". 8 out of 10.