Immortal Bird are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a blackened form of death/thrash metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Akrasia" which was released by Closed Casket Recordings.
"Spitting Teeth" which is also the first song on the ep opens up with dark and heavy sounding guitar riffs before adding in some drums and black metal screams and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background and the song also utilizes death metal growls and melodic guitar riffing and after awhile the music also utilizes some blast beats and thrash influences.
"Ashen Scabland" begins with brutal blast beats and fast guitar riffs and a few seconds later thrash influences and black metal screams make their way into the song and a minute later death metal growls are added into certain sections of the song and then the music goes into a more slow and melodic direction and halfway through the song there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized and then the song starts to alternate between fast and slow parts.
"Akratic Seminar" starts up with a mixture of heavy and clean guitars as well as some drums a few seconds later which also leads up to some black metal vocals as well as a small amount of melodic clean singing vocals along with some death metal growls in certain sections of the song and later on the music goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats for a few s econds before returning back to a more normal pace.
"The Pseudoscientist" which is also the last song on the ep begins with heavy and melodic sounding death metal guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later black metal vocals are added in and the music goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats and then goes more into a mid paced direction but also speeding up again at times and adding in elements of thrash.
Song lyrics cover rage, resentment and aguish, while the production has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion Immortal Bird are a very great sounding blackened death/thrash metal band and if you a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spitting Teeth" and "The Pseudoscientist". RECOMMENDED BUY.