Roadkill where a band from Germany that played a mixture of speed and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 compilation album "Mental Torment" which also consists of their side of the 2008 split "In Twilight's Hour" and their 2007 demo "Speed And Fury" along with a couple of bonus live tracks.
A very old school thrash metal sound starts off the compilation along with some melodic riffing and can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and the vocals are also done in a very melodic style and the songs also bring in a great amount of speed metal elements.
All of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded and released in the 80's and throughout the compilation you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast part and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the vocals also bring in a touch of power metal and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of bass leads while some of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Roadkill plays a musical style that takes the more melodic side of 80's thrash and mixes it with speed and power metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover war, suffering, personal struggles, and politics themes.
In my opinion Roadkill are a very great sounding mixture of power and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Descent" "Fall Of Man" "Under The Command" and "Last Chapter". 8 out of 10.
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