Black Anvil, the New York Based Blackened Thrash Metal act is ready to return with a brand new album Hail Death. This would be their third one after releasing two albums Time Insults the Mind in 2008 and Triumvirate in 2010. Band started their career with a sound more inspired from the Hardcore music scene which they actually came from. Playing in a bunch of NYC Hardcore bands (the most famous one being the legendary Kill Your Idols, this made their debut album sound a little Hardcore-like yet Blackened Thrash. On the second album, Triumvirate, they appeared to have a less Hardcore/Thrash tune and focused more on Black Metal atmosphere, which allowed them to successfully create the sound they had been looking for. But after four years since their last album, by their third album they don’t want to focus on a specific genre yet it seems they’re still looking a bit more to construct their music on Black Metal basis.
On Hail Death you can feel the band’s music is getting more dynamic, as well as exploring and experiencing some new sounds in songwriting. With addition of Sos, the fourth member as the second guitar player, band show that they’re interested to expand the progression of writing heavy music, sounding bulky and strong both on studio albums and live performances. In contrast with the two previous albums, Hail Death has longer songs, the opening and ending tracks “Still Reborn” and “Next Level Black” are respectively 9 and 11 minutes long. Writing longer songs lets the band have enough time to seek in riffs, tempos and tunes.