Slasher are a band from Brazil that plays a mixture of old school and modern day thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Katharsis".
Soft and clean sounding guitars start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads which also leads up to some heavier riffing and after the intro the music starts going for more of a thrash metal direction along with some aggressive vocals that almost border on death metal at times and there is a good balance between modern and old school thrash sounds.
Some of the solos and leads bring a heavy 80's influence into the bands musical style and at times blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a decent amount of melody and as the album progresses the music starts displaying even more of a modern thrash style that also shows the band having a small amount of influences from groove, death metal and hardcore while the main focus is mostly on thrash and on the last track clean playing makes a return and the band also brings in a small amount of clean singing.
Slasher plays a style of thrash metal that takes the 80's style and mixes it in with the modern form of this genre to create some very heavy music, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover society, religion and politics.
In my opinion Slasher are a very great sounding modern thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE " Disposable God" 'Face the Facts" and "All Covered In Blood". 8 out of 10.