Prezir are a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep Contempt".
Spoken word samples start off the ep along with some classical guitars in the background which also get more powerful a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some melodic guitar leads and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with a few death metal growls as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the tremolo picking also gives the songs a more raw feeling and elements of thrash can also be heard in some parts of the tracks and one track also brings in melodic chants.
Prezir plays a style of black metal that is very old school and melodic while also mixing in elements of thrash and death metal, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover blasphemy towards the Islamic and Christian religions along with some Aztec and Egyptian Mythology themes.
In my opinion Prezir are a very great sounding black metal band with touches of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Holy Men Of Putridity" and "Serpents In The House Of Ra". 8 out of 10.