Under Attack are a band from Sweden that plays an old school mixture of heavy and thrash metal and this is a review of their ep's "High On Metal" and "The Aftermath" which where both re-issued as a compilation album by Iron, Blood & Death Corporation in the year of 2014.
A very heavy, dark and melodic sound starts off the first ep along with some guitar leads and solos and after the intro you can hear sounds of thunder which leads up to a very old school and epic heavy metal sound along with some power metal style vocals which also combine the roughness of thrash.
The music after awhile becomes a mixture of heavy, power and thrash metal and there are also some viking chants being utilized at times along with a small amount of black metal influences and on some of the later tracks the music starts adding in a more heavy style of thrash along with a small amount of blast beats.
The Second ep starts out with a riff that combines thrash and heavy metal together and a few seconds later power metal screams and aggressive vocals find their way into the music and the music is more raw and heavier than the first ep and you can also hear elements of black metal in the vocals at times and the guitar solos and leads on this ep are in a more traditional heavy/speed metal direction .
Under Attack remain true to an 80's style mixture of heavy and thrash metal with their musical style while also adding in a more update sound to this musical genre, the production sounds very heavy and powerful while the lyrics war, metal, fighting and Norse Mythology.
In my opinion Under Attack are a very great sounding mixture of heavy and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Hammer" "High On Metal" "Knee Deep In Blood" and "Issues With The Fists". 8 out of 10.