Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Demetrius Grave/What They Deserve, Naughty Children/Dipsomaniac Records/2011 Demo Review

  Demetrius  Grave are  a 1  man  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a mixture  of  raw  black  metal  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of his  2011  demo  "What  They  Deserve,  Naughty  Children"  which was released by  Dipsomaniac  Records  in  the  year  of  2011.

  ''Intro" starts off  the demo  with  some  sound  effects and  spoken  word  horror  film  samples  and  serves  as  a  perfect  introduction  to  the  music.

  "Silent  Night  Deadly Night"  starts  off  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  programmed  drum  beats  along  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  a  minute  later  the  music  gets  a  lot  faster  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the song  getting  more  primitive  and  brutal  sounding  and  halfway  through  the  song  the  music  slows  down  and  you  can  hear  some  synths and  melodic  clean  singing  before  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  during  the  last  minute  of  the song  the  synths  and  atmospheric  sounds  take  over.

  'The  Hierophant"  kicks  off  with  harsh  noise  sounds  and  goes  into  a  breakcore/gabber  direction  along  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  black  metal  screams  which  also  mix  in  with  the electronic  music  genres  and  you  can  also  hear  some  clean  singing  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  the  song  closes  with  some  atmospheric  synths  and  demented  xmas  sounds.

  "Dead  Souls At The  Fallen  Emperor's  Court"  begins  with  grim  black  metal  screams,  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  break  beat  programmed  beats  and  towards  the  end  the music  speeds  up  and  adds  in more  primitive  elements.

  "That's  Your  Present, Bastards!"  which  is  also t he  last  song  on  the  demo  starts  up with  some  spoken  word  samples  and  drone  sounds  which  also  lead  to  some  experimental,  avant  garde  and  noise elements.

  Song  lyrics  cover  demented  xmas,  violent  and  esoteric  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful sound  that does  not  take  away  from  the  raw  nature  of  the  demo.

  In  my  opinion  Demetrius  Grave  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  raw  black  metal,  breakbeat  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Silent  Night  Deadly Night"  and  "Dead  Souls At The  Fallen  Emperor's  Court".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

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