Hellbastard are a band from the United kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a crossover mixture of crust punk and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Feral" which was released by PATAC Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after awhile screams can be heard which also leads up to more of a heavier thrash metal direction along with some hardcore style shouting vocals and the riffs also bring in melody and tremolo picking and there is also a brief use of clean singing.
When guitar solos and leads are added into the music they bring in even more of an old school metal style to the bands musical style and the music also mixes in a great amount of crust and d beat elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Throughout the album you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars present on the recording as well as keyboards also making a return at times and also bring in an epic atmosphere when they are utilized.
Hellbastard creates another album that remains true to their crust punk and thrash metal style while the music also shows a great amount of progression and this is probably the most diverse album I have heard from this band so far, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Hellbastard and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Outsider of the Year" "W Are Coven" and "Wychcraft". 8 out of 10.