Afterbirth are a band from New York that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very brutal form of slam death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Time Traveler's Dilemma" which will be released in July by Unique Leader Records.
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album along with some guttural death metal growls a few seconds alter and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and at times the music also gets very technical along with the riffs also using a decent amount of melody.
Screams can also be heard in some parts of t he songs and during the mid tempo section parts of the tracks a great amount of slam elements can be heard along with the solos and leads also being very technical and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks also mix in elements of progressive, space rock, noise, and jazz which also gives the songs an avant garde feeling at times along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a couple of instruments can also be heard and some tracks also bring in a small amount of clean guitars.
Afterbirth creates another recording t hat is in the brutal slam death metal style but also getting more technical and experimental this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical, religion, science fiction and horror literature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Afterbirth and if you are a fan of slam, brutal or technical death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maggots In Her Smile" "Multiverse Dementia" "Timeless Formless" and "Devouring The Hungry Ghost". 8 out of 10.