Ribspreader are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a d beat influenced form of melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Suicidal gate - A Bridge To Death" which was released by Xtreem Music.
A very raw, heavy and melodic Swedish death metal sound starts off the album along with some d beats and growling vocals and the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's and the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody while some of the faster sections use blast beats.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and high pitched screams can also be heard at times and the fast riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and all of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded more than 20 years ago and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can be heard while one track also brings in a few seconds of psychedelic sounds but the main focus mostyl remains more on a raw, heavy and melodic sound.
Ribspreader creates another recording that is mostly rooted in a very melodic and old school style of Swedish death metal while the d beats make the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, gore, blood and anti Christian themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from this is another great sounding recording from Ribspreader and if you are a fan of d beat influenced death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Descent Of The Morbid" "The Suffering Earth" "World Dismemberment" and "Under Ash Filled Skies". 8 out of 10.