Grave Desecrator are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and primitive form of satanic black metal on the studio tracks that utilizes some influences from death, war and thrash metal which are utilized more on the live tracks and this is a review of their 2012 compilation album "Deathspells Reign" which was released by Metalhit.com.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with primitive riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with a good amount of dark melodies, thrash, war and death metal influences being thrown into the riffing which are used more on the live tracks, while the lead guitars which are utilized on the live tracks are very chaotic and raw sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads with some melody.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams on the studio tracks with some deep demonic black/death metal growls which are utilized even more on the live tracks being thrown into the music at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very strong and powerful sound while not taking away from the raw and primitive nature of the music while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording, in addition there are a great amount of live tracks towards the end of the album which have a more raw and primitive sound.
In my opinion Grave Desecrator are a very great sounding hybrid of raw and primitive war, black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should c heck this band out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Faces Of Apocalyptic Fire" "Holocaust" "Christ's Blood" and "Stared To Hell". RECOMMENDED BUY.