Immortal Bird are a band from Chicago, Illinois that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of death/grind and this is a review of their 2015 album "Empress/Abscess' which will be released in July as a joint effort between Broken Limbs and /Manatee Rampage.
A very dark, distorted and melodic sound starts off the album and after a minute the music starts mixing in elements of crust and grind along with a great amount of blast beats as well as a great amount of high pitched black metal screams and thrash influences and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic and also adds a touch of post black metal into the bands musical style and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing while some riffs are also very heavily influenced by death metal and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Immortal Bird creates an album that mixes a more modern style of black metal with thrash, death metal, crust and grind to create some very heavy and dark sounding music, the production sound s very dark yet powerful while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Immortal Bird and if you are a fan of black, death metal and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Saprophyte" and "And Send Fire". 8 out of 10.