Invocator are a band from Denmark that has a history going back 30 years and plays a technical mixture of death and thrash metal in the beginning but evolved more into a modern thrash band on this recording and this is a review of their 2003 album "Through the Flesh To The Soul" which was re-issued in 2015 by Heartburn Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album and after a few seconds the music goes for more of a melodic thrash metal sound that sounds modern for 2003 along with some elements of groove metal and after awhile melodic yet aggressive vocals are added into the music and the solos bring in an 80's extreme metal sound while still having a good amount of melody in them.
At times the music can be very technical with the band demonstrating a great amount of talent and skill as musicians and you can also hear a small amount of spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses the music starts incorporating more blast beats in the faster sections of the songs.
Al of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some songs adding in a touch of hardcore and the mainstream metal sound of the early 2000's while the more aggressive side of the bands material shows more of an aggressive 80's thrash metal style but lacking the death metal element s of the earlier material.
Invocator stayed away from their death metal influenced thrash sound of earlier recordings and went for more of a modern thrash sound on this recording and while it did not appeal to some of their long time fans they where still very good at this style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover angry and real life themes.
In my opinion this was a decent sounding recording from Invocator and if you are a fan of melodic and modern thrash metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through The Flesh To The Soul" "Flick On It" "There Is No Savior" and "Sand Between The Teeth". 7/5 out of 10.