White Mantis are a band from Germany that plays a very heavy and aggressive form of thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 recording "Fukkin Demo".
A very heavy and aggressive old school thrash metal sound starts off the demo along with some speed metal style guitar leads and melodic yet aggressive vocals and the music has a very vintage 80's sound to it along with the faster sections bringing in blast beats at times and you can also hear spoken word parts in certain sections of some of the songs.
Melodies can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of the songs stick to a very heavy musical direction from beginning to end of the demo and avoids all modern trends.
White Mantis plays a style of thrash metal that is very heavily rooted in the 85 to 86 era while also being very heavy, aggressive and melodic all at the same time, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover violent and dark themes.
In my opinion White Mantis are a very great sounding old school thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Favourite Chainsaw" and "The Seer". 8 out of 10.
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