Release Date October 16 2015 on Century Media
An Album Review By Reckless Ron
So let's dig in and see what Graves' 11th release "Out Of Respect For The Dead" has for us.
Kicking things off "Mass Grave Mass" rips hard with no remorse. Haunting tight knit chainsaw guitar riffs with a quick thrashy beat, backing Ola Lindgrens deep demonic vocals, swiftly galloping this beast along. Great tempo/mode change midpoint through the song with some wickedly sonic solos stirred in. "Flesh Before My Eyes" has a faster tempo at first with huge distortion pushing the guitar rhythm to the limits, changing into a slow doomish pace, in contrast to bass and drums. Creating a eerie effect that works well.
"Plain Pine Box" creeps up and pulls the listener in with a very heavy Black Sabbath Motorhead vibe that will have you nodding your head with approval. Big slow epic riffs with splashes of lead guitar passages enhance the well written lyrics. Spitting like a viper and coiled to stike, the title track "Out Of Respect For The Dead" is full blown death metal heaviness. Bustling fast and furious with changing moods and relentless guitar work from Ola Lindgen and Mika Langren place this as one of my favorites on the disc.
"The Ominous 'They" blasts along with a strong double drum beat that keeps the synergistic guitar work in line. Tobias Cristiansson works the bass lines deep and strong making this one rumble nicely. Ola vox are almost like
a spoken word in parts, painting an ominous picture. A thrashy powerful groove is at the core of "Redeemed Through Hate" Very cool breakdown midpoint with splash and appeal. Eerie Mideastern guitar passages with chaotic death metal force drive this one straight through your skull. "Deified" plays out as an extension of "Redeemed Through Hate" almost as one, great stuff!
"Trail Of Ungodly Trades" thunders with bombastic drum work from Ronnie Bergerstahl creating a unique sound that is simple yet complex in parts. Fast chugging guitars throughout breaking down into a cool death metal rock rhythm that reminds me of Goatwhore at the end. The final track on this album is "Grotesque Glory" That opens slowly with massive epic riffs, building into a devilish hell-storm, of death metal madness. A superb ending to this disc.
If your a fan of death metal in general I think you'll want to have this one for your collection. On a broken neck scale 8 outta 10 will get hurt in the pit when Grave takes the stage!
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