24 paź 2016

Ribspreader 'Suicide Gate - A Bridge to Death'

Xtreem Music

1. Descent of the Morbid
2. Centuries of Filth
3. Eligi
4. The Suffering Earth
5. A Worthless Breed
6. World Dismemberment
7. In Mankind's Rotting Grip
8. The Remains in the Wall
9. Under Ash-Filled Skies

The obsession of old school Death Metal has been brought from the depths of worse nightmares with a name of Ribspreader and its 6th album so far. It is one of many Rogga Johansson's bands which are systematically active and in which the genre of Death Metal is reopen again. Each of his projects deals with different side of this genre and with names like: Revolting, Putrevore, Paganizer, The Grotesquery or Necrogod you can easily tell the musical roots but with slight different approach to each one of them. Anyway, lets get started because it a fucking hell of an album!
Ribspreader could be defined as a homage to old school Swedish Death Metal scene in particular. If you take some old demos or even the debut albums by the major bands from early '90s you will see the resemblance. And it is nothing wrong that most of the riffs I heard probably around 1000 times before, who cares? It has a good flow, the dynamic of the songs is on a high level while I can't stop banging my head to these tracks. Which is a good thing, the old style is still alive and well! The riffs are mostly built around tremolo melodies which is switching to open strings riffs. It creates a nice catchy stuff, some songs are very easy to remember just like in old days. The arrangements are very dynamic and even in mid tempos you can feel the bane attacking you from speakers, spreading its poison of old evil in your system. Some of the riffs are so fucking amazing, I sincerly had to stop writing the review to headbang my head again hehe. Vocals by Rogga are vicious growls which are representative simply to the whole genre. Nothing to be dig out (apart from rotten corpse from grave) and called innovative. As I said, it is real tribiute to the Swedish Death Metal. I cought only two moments when I said to myself 'this is a bit too melodic' and it was in 'The Suffering Earth' and 'In Mankind's Rotting Grip'. Still, the final outcome is damn good, such things a quick to be forgotten within the final outcome of this Death Metal beast.