Darker Half are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of power, thrash metal and NWOBHM and this is a review of their 2011 album "Desensitized" which was released by Rockstar Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with no blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine power metal, thrash and NWOBHM together to create a sound of their own along with a great amount of melody being thrown into the riffing, while t he lead guitars are very old school and melodic sounding power/heavy metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to add more variety to the recording.
Vocals are all clean singing power metal vocals, while the lyrics cover dark and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, old school and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Darker Half are a very great sounding hybrid of power metal, thrash and NWOBHM and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lost In Space" "Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier" "Catch The Sun" and "Armageddon". RECOMMENDED BUY.