Chicago, Illinois's Immortal Bird have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into a mixture of dissonant black, death metal, noise, grind and hardcore and this is a review of their 2019 album "Thrive On Neglect" which will be released in July by 20 Buck Spin.
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album along with some black metal screams a few seconds later. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats and the riffs also use a great amount of melody.
Dissonant structures can also be heard in a lot of the riffing while the mid tempo sections of the songs bring in elements of hardcore. Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the music along the vocals also utilizing death metal growls at times and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Elements of hardcore can also be heard throughout the recording as well as the faster sections of the songs also adding in the raw aggression of noise and grindcore along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses atmospheric soundscapes can also be heard briefly, the closing track also introduces guitar solos and leads onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Immortal Bird and if you are a fan of dissonant black, death metal, noise, grind and hardcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anger breeds Contempt" "Avolition" and "Stumbling Towards Catharsis". 8 out of 10.