Southern California's Xibalba have returned with a new recording t hat continues the death metal and thrash influenced form of hardcore from their previous recordings and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Diabolo, Con Amor...Adios" which will be released in February by Close Casket Activities.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the ep and after awhile death metal elements and hardcore style growling are added onto the recording and you can also hear a great amount of 90's influences in the bands musical style while also being very modern at the same time and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a decent amount of thrash elements and the songs never use any guitar solos and leads while the ep remains heay from beginning to ending of the recording.
Xibalba creates another recording that remains true to the hardcore, thrash, and death metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Xibalba and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Diablo". 8 out of 10.