Hero's Last Rite are a band from New Brunswick, Canada that plays an modern form of thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "The Mirror Face".
Clean playing and acoustic guitars start off the album and a minute later the music goes into a more heavy and melodic direction along with some guitar solos and leads which leads up to an aggressive and old school thrash sound along with some extreme vocals and blast beats as well as a mixture of both mid paced and fast parts.
As the album progresses the band starts adding in elements of groove metal as well as having a more modern approach with their music as well as adding in a hardcore feeling at times, on some of the alter tracks the band starts bringing in a few seconds of spoken word samples and you can also hear a great amount of Slayer and Pantera influences in t heir music at times.
In certain parts while the vocals are mostly aggressive you can also hear a melodic thrash or groove metal tone at times and the album also gets more heavier and technical and times while some of the fast parts and blast beats seeming to incorporate a death metal influence and the band also manages to retain a very diverse yet very heavy sound on every one of the tracks.
Hero's Last Rite take both the modern and old school forms of thrash and mix them together while also incorporating hardcore, groove and death metal elements in t heir sound at times as well as having a great amount of melody, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover violent, hateful and everyday themes.
In my opinion Hero's Last Rite are a very great sounding heavy and aggressive thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Mirror's Face" "Plague" "The Voice Of Guilt" and "Save it For My Ghost". 8 out of 10.