Black Breath are a band from Seattle, Washington that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of death metal, thrash and crust and this is a review of their 2015 album "Slaves Beyond Death" which was released by Southern Lord Recordings.
A very heavy and old school Swedish influenced death metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of morbid sounding melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard in the songs.
Vocals use a good mixture of death metal growls and screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music has a lot of 90's influences along with some elements of thrash and crust while also still sounding modern at the same time and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in even more of an old school extreme metal sound to the bands musical style and there is also a brief use of clean playing and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and they close the album with an instrumental track.
Black Breath creates more of a straightforward death metal album while elements of thrash, d beat and crust are still present n their musical style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Breath and if you are a fan of this band., you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Slaves Beyond Death" "Seed of Cain" and "Burning Hate'. 8 out of 10.