Bittered are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a mixture of grindcore, sludge and doom metal with some elements of black, thrash, traditional metal, crust and hardcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Foreign Agenda" which will be released in May by Lost Apparitions Records.
An atmospheric sounding intro starts off the album before going into a very fast and brutal grindcore direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats as well as some high pitched screams that have a touch of black metal to them and hardcore style shouts are also used at times.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a decent amount of melody and you can also hear elements of sludge and doom metal in the slower riffing and after awhile crust style vocals along with some death metal growls start to make their presence known and some of the tracks are also very short in length and the music always remains very heavy.
On this recording Bittered remain true to the grindcore, doom and sludge metal mixture of previous releases while also adding in elements of black, thrash , heavy metal, crust and hardcore to take their style to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover angry, hateful and political themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Bittered and if you are a fan of sludge, doom metal and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Follow Your Leader" "Planetary Meltdown" "Bible Fucker" and "Witch Hunt". 8 out of 10.