Trauma are a band from Poland that plays a very traditional form of death metal and this is a review of a 2016 compilation that contains their 1992 demo "Invisible Reality plus their 1991 promo which will be released as a single album in July by Deformeathing.
Epic sounding synths start of the compilation and after the intro the music starts getting a lot more heavy along with some morbid sounding melodies and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the vocals are all death metal growls while the music also sounds very extreme for the era it was recorded.
All of the solos and leads remain very true to a death metal style while also being very melodic at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and when synths make their return they give the music more of a horror movie atmosphere and the bonus track brings in thrash and punk elements along with a melodic choir while the songs on the promo show a return back to death metal and a lot of the songs on the promo are the more original and raw versions of the tracks that appeared on the demo.
Trauma played a style of death metal in this era that was very much true to the style of the genre was going into at the time while having more of a raw approach than the better known bands of that time, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover death, serial killers, violence and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Trauma are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hidden Instincts" "Escape Into The Shadows" "The Dawn" and "Human Race". 8 out of 10.