Diabhal are a band from New York that plays a brutal mixture of blackened death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "MMXX".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some deep death metal growls a few seconds later. The music also adds in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of brutal blast beats.
Black metal screams are also added into some parts of the recording while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Tremolo picking and grindcore elements can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs along with the average length of the songs being over 2 minutes. Horror movie samples are also added on some of the tracks as well as the vocals also having their guttural moments and also adding touches of slam into the mid tempo sections of the songs, all of the music also sticks to a very heavy and brutal direction and the album also closes with a cover of Baphomet's "The Suffering". The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror themes.
In my opinion Diabhal are a very great sounding brutal mixture of blackened death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vermin Plague" "Necromancer" "Neckbreaker" and "Scalpel". 8 out of 10.