Riftwalker are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a very progressive and technical form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Green & Black".
A very powerful bass guitar sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and after awhile the riffing starts adding in more heaviness and high pitched screams can also be heard at times and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some tracks also bring in clean playing along with acoustic guitars briefly and spoken word samples and some songs also bring in back up shouts and as the album progresses the music starts getting more technical and progressive along with a few tracks being very long and epic in length. and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars and one of the tracks is all instrumental and melodic singing can also be heard towards the end.
Riftwalker plays a style of death metal that is mostly in the technical and progressive style of the genre, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover life and death themes.
In my opinion Riftwalker are a very great sounding progressive and technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Engineer their Consent" "Primordial Collapse" and "Green & Black". 8 out of 10.