Grievance are a duo from Portugal that plays raw and primitve black metal with elements of ambient music and this is a review of their self released 1997 demo "Por Entre a Escuridao Outonal".
''Lugubre Canto" begins with some dark ambient sounds and drum beats and serves as an intro for the demo.
"Deo Profunde Lucto" begins with some heavy distortion before the drums and primitive black metal guitar riffing starts kicking in along with some grim and high pitched black metal screams and the production is very raw and lo-fi and after awhile spoken word parts and growls come in and then the song switches back and forth between slow and fast parts along with some blast beats.
"Por Entre a Escuridao Outonal" begins with some drum beats and fast and primitive guitar riffs and a few seconds later the black metal guitars start kicking in along with some growls and then the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts and in certain sections you can hear some blast beats.
"Relativivizacao de Inumanidade" begins with some dark ambient and experimental sounds and is all instrumental and under 2 minutes.
"Apenas O Silencio" begins with drums and primitive black metal guitar riffing and a few seconds later t he grim sounding screams start kicking in and after a minute the song goes into a cleaner direction along with some spoken word parts for a few seconds before getting fast and primitive again and and after awhile the music slows down for a few seconds and you can hear some guitar leads in the background as well as some deep growls.
"Lugubre Canto (Reprise)" begins with some dark sounding ambient synths and closes the demo.
Song lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover history and cultural heritage, while the production has a very sloppy and under produced sound to it which makes the guitars hard to hear.
In my opinion Grievance are a very great sounding raw and primitive black metal with elements of ambient and if you are a fan of this musical genre you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Deo Profunde Lucto" and "Apenas O Silencio". RECOMMENDED.