U.S.A's Scour have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a raw and brutal mixture of black, death metal and grindcore from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 ep "The Black" which will be released on November 27th by Housecore Records.
Air raid sirens start off the ep along with some chaotic guitar solos and leads a few seconds later which also takes the music into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are a mixture of grim sounding black metal screams and guttural sounding death metal growls while melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar leads. At times the faster sections of the music also adds in the brutality of grindcore along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
O of the tracks is also an instrumental also adding in some classical music style keyboards and stringed instruments before closing the ep with a heavier track, members from Hate Eternal and Cannibal Corpse also make guest appearances on a couple of songs. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anti Christianity and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Scour and if you are a fan of raw black metal with some touches of thrash metal and grindcore, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLIUDE "Doom" and "Subprime".