Ancient Spell are a band from California that plays a mixture of heavy, doom and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Forever In Hell" which was released by Minotauro Records.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album along with some spoken word samples a few seconds later which leads up to a more heavy and traditional style of doom metal that also uses a great amount of melodic guitar leads and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording.
Vocals are mostly aggressive screams bordering more on an extreme style of thrash metal that also has a death metal tinge to it at times and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's era of extreme metal and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and clean playing also returns in certain sections of the recording and the vocals also use clean singing at times while never losing their aggression and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Ancient Spell plays a musical style that takes the 80's styles of heavy, thrash and doom metal and mixes it in with a touch of early death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Ancient Spell are a very great sounding mixture of heavy, doom and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Under Your Spell" "Beyond The Gates" and "Black Flame Ritual". 8/2 out of 10.