Spinebreaker are a band from California that plays an old school form of death metal with a touch of d beat and hardcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Ice grave" which was released by Creator-Destroyer Records.
Nature sounds start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a 90's Swedish influenced death metal direction and after awhile screams and growls make their presence known on the recording and some of the riffing brings melody onto the recording while all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear some elements of hardcore and d beat in the bands musical style and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
While the music is rooted in the early 90's the way the band approaches the music makes it sound very modern again and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they give the songs even more of a raw and filthy death metal feeling and they also bring in an instrumental track as well as a brief use of acoustic guitars before making a return back to a heavier musical direction while also keeping around the acoustic parts.
Spinebreaker plays a style of old school death metal that is very heavily rooted in the early 90's Swedish tradition while also adding in a touch of hardcore and d beat to update this genre for modern days, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hatred and suicide themes.
In my opinion Spinebreaker are a very great sounding old school death metal band with a touch of hardcore and d beat and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Ice Grave" "Severed Denial" "Flesh Wound" and "Divine Mortal Being". 8 out of 10.