Ribspreader are a band from Sweden that plays an old school form of d beat melodic Swedish death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Meathymns" which will be released by Vic Records.
The album starts out with some screams before adding in heavy and melodic death metal guitar riffs, drums and solos which also leads to some deep guttural growls along with a mixture of mid paced and fast parts as well as some crust influences.
As the album progresses it remains in an old school Swedish death metal direction along with the vocals being very easy to understand and they also mix in some brutal sounding high pitched screams and there is only a small amount of blast beats and the drums concentrate more on d beats instead and when the music slows down you can also hear the bass guitars in certain sections of the recording and on the last song psychedelic sounds are added onto the record.
Ribspreader continue the tradition of of Rogga Johansson's old school approach to d beat and death metal with this being another one of his musical projects and while it does not sound very original it is very well executed sounding old school Swedish death metal with a touch of crust.
Song lyrics cover blood, gore and horror themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, professional and old school sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Ribspreader are a very great sounding old school d beat Swedish style death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cemetary Dreams" "The Ones Who Hide And Wait" "Asylum Of The Rotting" and "Skeletonized". 8 out of 10.