Alitor are a band from Serbia that plays a very progressive and old school form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Eternal Depression" which was released by Witches Brew.
A very fast and aggressive old school thrash metal sound starts off the album along with some vocals that are both aggressive and melodic along with some early elements of death metal and the guitar playing can be very melodic and technical at times and when back up gang shouts are added the music they bring a Bay Area feeling to t he recording.
The acoustic guitars when they are utilized makes the music sound more progressive and they also use a great amount of melodic guitar leads which also bring in more traditional and classic metal influences into the bands musical sound and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a touch of 80's crossover and all of the songs sound like they could of been released in the mid 80's and at times you can hear some of the more underrated and technical thrash metal bands of that time that where forgotten about as being huge influences in the way the band approaches their music.
Alitor plays a style of thrash that is very technical and old school sounding taking the catchy parts of the Bay Area bands and mixing it with the more European technical style, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Alitor are a very great sounding old school technical thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Realm Of Grief" "Contorted Existence" and "Drained". 8 out of 10.
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