Sextrash are a band from Brazil and are considered one of the earlier war metal or bestial black/death metal bands while there music also brings in a good dose of thrash and this is a review of their 1990 album "Sexual Carnage" which will be re-issued by Greyhaze Records in the year of 2015.
Bells and sound effects start off the album along with some evil horror movie style synths which leads up to a first wave black metal style of guitars and screaming vocals which mix in with the synths and after the intro the music starts going for more of a raw and heavy black/death metal sound along with a good amount of blast beats.
You can hear a great amount of thrash metal element s in the bands musical style along with earlier traces of war and bestial black metal and the solos and leads are what you would expect from a mid 80's extreme underground metal band and the vocals also bring in a good mixture of growls and screams.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them while it does not affect the raw or brutal nature of the songs and at times the songs also bring in a small amount of melody but it is done very rarely and some of the tracks also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses synths make their return in certain sections of the recording and enhance the evil atmosphere of the bands musical style and the bonus tracks come from a 1989 ep and some demo material.
Sextrash where very heavy and aggressive for their time taking an influence from early Sarcofago and taking the music into more of a raw and extreme direction and you can hear a lot of early war and bestial black metal in the bands raw and brutla approach to the black, death and thrash metla genres, the production sounds very raw and heavy for the time it was recorded while the lyrics cover Satanism, occultism, Moshing, Alcohol, Necrophilia, Sex and Death.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding album from Sextrash and if you are a fan of the most raw and aggressive styles of war, black, death and thrash metal and want to learn the roots of the music, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seduced By Evil" "Black Church" "Jack the Ripper" and "Satanas". 8/5 out of 10.