Letallis are a band from New York that plays that plays a mixture of progressive, melodic death metal and metalcore and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Resonate".
A very dark and melodic guitar lead starts off the album along with some heavy riffing and a few seconds later metalcore style growls are added into the music and the music at times also gets brutal when blast beats are utilized and after awhile the music starts incorporating more melody and progressive metal elements.
Most of the music sticks to mostly a slow to mid paced musical direction while they also have their fast moments at times and also utilizes a decent amount of death and metalcore style breakdowns and as the album progresses clean playing and acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording which also gives the songs more of a progressive feeling when they are utilized.
When high pitched screams are utilized briefly they bring a black metal feeling to the bands musical style and on some tracks the music starts going for more of a modern day melodic death/thrash metal sound along with a brief use of nature sounds and towards the end of the album the band also brings in a couple of long and epic in length tracks along with a brief use of clean singing vocals.
Letallis takes the progressive metal genre and mixes it in with the heaviness of melodic death metal as well as bringing in elements of metalcore to create an album that is still very extreme yet original at the same time, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Letallis are a very great sounding mixture of progressive metal, melodic death metal and metalcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Within Reach" "Dissonant Mind" 'How Vast" and "Resonate". 8 out of 10.