Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spina Bifida/Ziyadah/Adipocere Records/1993 CD Review

 Spina Bifida where a doom/death metal band from the Netherlands and this is a review of their 1993 album "Ziyadah" which was released by Adipocere Records.

  Drums are all slow beats with no fast drumming or blast beats being used, while the bass playing has a very heavy tone which is easy to hear on this album and it dominates throughout the album with some bass leads and at times there are some noise effects being used.

v Rhythm guitars are tuned down very low and it is all slow and heavy doom metal riffing while the lead guitars are very distorted sounding solos that also contain a small amount of depressing sounding melodies with some piano effects being used at times.

  Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls that are very easy to understand with some clean singing as well as spoken word passages being used on ocassion while the lyrics cover topics such as witch burnings, philosophy and depressing themes as for the production on this recording which was recorded at Tapes Productions in Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands has a very dark and heavy feel with all of the instruments being easy to hear.

  In my personal opinion Spina Bifida where a very underrated doom/death band and if you are a fan of this style of music you should check this band out.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Witchfire" "Purest Queen" "Gotteerdammerung" And "Verdict". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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