Barrows are a band from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada that plays a musical style that combines brutal death metal, grind and noisecore together into a musical style they call 'wargrind' and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Swine Race".
A very fast and brutal death metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and growls that also get very guttural at times and they also bring in high pitched noisecore screams in at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Melodies can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of melody and the music also has more of a modern and brutal approach to death metal and grindcore while you can still hear a lot of old school elements in the bands musical style and the whole album avoids any solos and leads and also sticks to a very heavy and brutal musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Barrows plays a musical style that mixes brutal death metal with grind and noisecore to create a very fast ans heavy sounding album, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover murder and chaos themes.
In my opinion Barrows are a very great sounding mixture of brutal death metal, grind and noisecore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Children of Matricide" "River Blindness" "Martyr" and "Uxoricide". 8 out of 10.