Birds In Row are a band from France that plays a mixture of sludge, grind, crust and hardcore and this is a review of their 2011 album "Cottbus" which was released by Throatrunner Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats, while the bass playing has a dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine sludge, grind, crust and hardcore together with a good amount of distortion and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used on the outro they use full chords to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music .
Vocals are mostly hardcore/sludge growls and screams mixed in with some hardcore and screamo yells as well as a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes, as for the production it has a very dark, strong and powerful sound to it.
In my Opinion Birds In Row are a very good sounding sludge/crust/hardcore hybrid style band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Among The Ashes" "Words Of Astaroth" and "A Kid Called Dreamer". RECOMMENDED BUY.