Sentinel Beast where a band from California that played thrash metal with elements of speed and power metal and this is a review of their 1986 album "Depths Of Death" which will be re-issued in March of 2015 by Marquee Records.
A very dark and melodic 80's metal sound starts off the album along with the solos and leads also following the same direction which they continue to do throughout the recording and after awhile the music goes for more of a fast and aggressive thrash metal sound along with vocals that are very aggressive but still use a touch of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them and the bass guitars also bring in NWOBHM style leads at times and as the album progresses the music starts bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the whole album remains true to a heard and heavy musical direction along with the last 2 tracks bring a cover of Iron Maiden's "Phantom of The Opera" and a bonus track from the Metal Massacre VII compilation.
Sentinel Beast played a style of thrash metal that was very fast, heavy and aggressive for its time while also mixing it in with the melody of power and speed metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Sentinel Beast where a very great sounding speed/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Depths Of Death" "Evil Is The Night" "Revenge" and "Phantom of The Opera". 8 out of 10.