Heretic are a band from California that has a history that goes back to the 80's with a musical style that I would describe as being power/thrash metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "A Time Of Crisis" which was released by Metal On Metal Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with no blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine thrash and power metal together to create a sound of their own with a good melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very old school sounding power/thrash metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly clean singing power metal vocals that add in the aggression of thrash to create a perfect balance, while the lyrics cover dark and everyday themes, as for t he production it h as a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Heretic are a very great sounding old school power/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tomorrow's Plague" "Remains" "For Your Faith" and "The End Of The World". RECOMMENDED BUY.