avolition by immortal bird is, as far as i know, the only song i have ever heard in my entire life. it contains exactly one riff—that riff from "avolition" by immortal bird
Favorite track: Avolition.
Sonny92 As the opening track suggests, Anger Breeds Contempt and this album seems to have a surfeit of both anger and contempt, Rae Amitay's vocals seemingly loaded with both. Musically, this extreme metal hydra with it's triple heads of black, death and grindcore is muscular and aggressive, the LP's grooves positively seething with it's unashamed hostility.
Favorite track: Anger Breeds Contempt.
Bands mixing sub-genres in underground metal often do so with mixed and inconsistent results. Not so with Chicago’s Immortal Bird who wield their eclectic savagery with meticulous cohesion and sharpened ferocity. Returning with ‘Thrive On Neglect’, the band’s second LP, and first for 20 Buck Spin, Immortal Bird takes the perilous road of musical diversity and command it with a bloodthirsty rage .
With a multi-layered sound running the gamut from pummeling grind and death metal to dissonant blackened metal, angular noise and complex hardcore, Immortal Bird defy simple categorization. The band’s compositions fuse into strikingly savage songs, vast in their scope and more than the sum of their disparate parts, merging the progressive and destructive into a maelstrom of raging fire. Rae Amitay’s seething vocal exorcisms and targeted lyrical aggression providing the connective tissue holding the stylized violence together.
Aided and abetted by the incomparable Dave Otero (Archspire, Cobalt, Khemmis) ‘Thrive On Neglect’ features a punishingly heavy production ideally suited for Immortal Bird’s tumultuous arrangements and orchestrated chaos. Nearly four years in the making ‘Thrive On Neglect’ is a blistering statement of intent from a band ascending into full bloom.
released July 5, 2019
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado.