Blood Region are a band from Finland that plays a musical style that mixes thrash metal with influences of NWOBHM to create a musical style they refer to as 'korpi metal;' and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Of Northern Fire" which was released by Inverse Records.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some melodic guitar leads being introduced onto the recording a few seconds later while the guitar riffs also use a great amount of melody and after awhile aggressive vocals are added onto the recording while t hey also use a great amount of clean singing.
All of the musical instruments on the ep have a very powerful sound to them and while the music has a lot of 80's influences it still mixes in a great amount of modern metal elements and clean guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of spoken word parts and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some progressive elements and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly.
Blood Region plays a musical style that takes both both and old school thrash and mixes it in with elements of power metal, NWOBHM and progressive rock to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion Blood Region are a very great sounding mixture of heavy and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Intergalactic Psychonaut" and "December". 8 out of 10.
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