Barbarian Swords are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of black, doom and sludge metal with some elements of punk and noise and this is a review of their 2016 album "Worms" which will be released on November 11th by Cimmerian Shade Recordings.
Movie samples start off the album and after a minute the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are high pitched screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the guitar leads are very dark and melodic sounding and the slower sections of the songs are very heavily influenced by doom and sludge metal and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melodies and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses elements of harsh noise and crust punk are added onto the recording and the vocals also use growls in some of the songs.
Barbarian Swords plays a musical style that takes a very dark and raw form of black metal and mixes it with sludge and doom metal along with some elements of noise and crust punk to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Anti Religion, Nihilism, Misanthropic, War and Porn themes.
In my opinion Barbarian Swords are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pure Demology" "Christian Worms" and "Requiem". 8 out of 10.