Haemophagus are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of death metal and gore grind with a touch of crust and this is a review of their 2017 album "Stream Of Shadows" which was released by Selfmadegod Records.
A very fast guitar sound starts off the album along with soem melodic guitar leads and blast beats a few seconds alter while t he vocals start out as death metal growls that also use different pitches at times and after awhile elements of old school grindcore make their presence known on the recording.
A great amount of morbid sounding melodies are added into the guitar riffing along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's while also sounding very modern at the same time while a touch of crust and d beat can also be heard briefly and one track brings in a brief use of saxophones and clean playing before returning back to a brutal direction and as the album progresses the vocals start getting more guttural.
Haemophagus creates another recording that remains true to the old school mixture of death metal and gore grind from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gore and horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Haemophagus and if you are a fan of death metal and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadowline" "Deranger" "Innergetic" and "Twisted Syllables". 8 out of 10.