Dark Phantom are a band from Iraq that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Nation Of Dogs" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and United By Chaos.
Middle Eastern style flutes start off the album before going into a very fast thrash metal direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and the riffs also use a great amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very chaotic yet melodic style of extreme metal and while the music has a lot of old school influences it still sounds very modern at the same time and clean vocals are also utilized at times along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and their is also a brief use of high pitched screams and a later track also adds in a small amount of classical guitars.
Dark Phantom plays a music style that takes death and thrash metal and mixes them together with a touch of traditional metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, violent, and political themes.
In my opinion Dark Phantom are a very great sounding mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "New Gospel" "Unholy Alliance" "Confess" and "State of War". 8 out of 10.