Extreme Underground Music Zine

Halberd are a band from the United Kingdom that plays an old school form of thrash metal with elements of melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Ruthless Game' which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
"Intro" starts up the album with a melodic guitar riffs along with some drums and bass guitars which are also heavily influenced by thrash and after a while a small amount of guitar leads and clean playing are added in.
"Wicked Patterns" the first real song on the album opens up with heavy old school thrash metal guitar riffs and drums which also leads up to some thrash style vocals that are in between being aggressive and melodic and after awhile the guitar riffing starts utilizing more melody as well as bringing in some guitar solos and leads.
"Army Of Reproachers" begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which also leads up to some thrash style vocals and melodic guitar riffing and after a couple of minutes there is a brief sue of guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"Ruthless Game" which is also the title track of the album begins with heavy guitar riffs and drums as well as a small amount of blast beats before adding in the thrash style vocals which have a power metal influence to them as well as a brief use of aggressive screams and you can hear some melody being added into the guitar riffing before adding in solos and leads.
"The Time Of Temptation" which is also the last song on the album starts up with heavy guitar riffs and drums along with some solos and leads a few seconds later which leads up to the power/thrash metal vocals that utilize some aggressive screams as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion Halberd are a very great sounding thrash metal band, and if you are a fan of this musicla genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wicked Patterns" and "Ruthless Game". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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