Obrij are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of old school death metal and death'n'roll and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Altar Of Utopia".
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some death metal growls a few seconds later and the music also incorporates elements of groove metal and d eath'n'roll while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion.
A great amount of 90's influences can be heard throughout the recording while still having a very modern touch and a touch of hardcore can also be heard at times and all of the songs stick to a mid paced musical direction while always keeping everything very heavy and aggressive.
Obrij plays a style of old school death metal which also adds in touches of groove metal, death'n'roll and hardcore to stand out a little bit, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while t he lyrics are written in Ukrainian and cover war themes.
In my opinion Obrij are a very great sounding mixture of death metal and death'n'roll and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fields Of Cambodia" and "Echoes Of The Great Battle". 8 out of 10.