Bear Mace are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very old school form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Butchering The Colossus" which will be released in March.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with guitar leads being added into the recording and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and melodies can also be heard at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the songs also sound sound they could of easily been recorded and released more than 25 years ago and the solos and leads also bring back some of the early Tampa Bay style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses high pitched screams are added onto the recording and all of the songs stick to a very heavy musical style.
Bear Mace plays a style of death metal that goes back to the 89-92 era of the genre, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover war, death and bears themes.
In my opinion Bear Mace are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cyclone Of Shrapnel" "Leave Nothing Here Alive" and "Anguirus the Destroyer". 8 out of 10.