Sabbat are a band from The United Kingdom that plays a mixture of first wave black metal and thrash with pagan lyrics and this is a review of their 1987 album "History Of A Time To Come" which was released by Noise Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine first wave black metal with thrash, while the lead guitars are very old school sounding thrash metal guitar solos and leads that have some traditional metal influences to them, as for the classical guitars which are only used briefly they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals range from first wave black metal screams, thrash style singing and pre death metal growls as well as a brief use of samples, while the lyrics cover Paganism, Witchcraft, Satanism and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound for the time it was released with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Sabbat and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hosanna In Excelsis" "For Those That Died" and "The Church Bizarre". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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