Sweden's Mordbrand have returned with a new recording that remains true to the d beat influenced style of old school Swedish death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Wilt" which will be released on February 24th by Carnal Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and after a few seconds death metal growls and melodic riffing makes their presence known and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
A great amount of d beat elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and the music is also heavily rooted in the 90's while having a more modern production and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a couple of tracks bring in a small amount of clean playing and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and there is also a brief synth instrumental before closing the album with a heavier tune.
Mordbrand creates another recording that is heavily rooted in the d beat style of old school death metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mordbrand and if you are a fan of d beat and old school death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Delivering The Gods" "Thrones Of Glorious Death" and "Give In Into Oblivion". 8 out of 10.