Monday, September 17, 2012


Swedish death metal elite Grave always sounded to me like they should have come from Finland. Sure they utilised that classic Sunlight sound but unlike brethren Entombed, Dismember and Carnage they never really succumbed to those melodic tendencies that really epitmoised that typical Swedish sound of the time. Maybe it had something to with the fact that they didn't originate from Stockholm like the majority of that scene spawned. Maybe it also had something to do with the fact that the vocal style of the bands main man Ola Lindgren always maintained it's own unique low end, unlike those of fellows like LG Petrov and Matti Kärki that always seemed to flirt with more tuneful tendencies. Whatever way you look at it, Grave were/are a great fucking band and probably the second best death metal band that the country ever produced. This is a 2011 reissue of their 1991 LP "Into The Grave" pressed by the mighty Century Media. Mine's on black vinyl, from what I can tell, this new press also consisted of a green variety.

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