Entrench are a band from Sweden that plays an old school form of thrash metal with elements of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Violent procreation" which was released by War Anthem Records.
A very fast, aggressive and brutal thrash metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and a few seconds later aggressive screams that have somewhat of a pre-death metal feeling to them at times are added into the music and the solos and leads the band uses more in a heavy influence from the 80's German thrash metal bands.
At time s melodies can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the band starts bringing in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks also brings in a small amount of war samples and synths which bring in a very epic feeling to the recording while the remaining tracks return back to more of a heavy and aggressive thrash metal sound.
Entrench plays a style of thrash metal that is very heavy, old school and aggressive sounding and almost has enough heaviness to compete with the heavier death metal bands and all of the songs have a very vintage 80's extreme metal sound to them, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, life, war and depression themes.
In my opinion Entrench are a very great sounding old school thrash metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One With Agony" "Chemical Holocaust/The Mental Wasteland" "The Process of Annihilation" and "Apathetic Existence". 8 out of 10.