Grima are a band from Russia that plays an atmospheric and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Devotion To Lord" which will be released on November 28th by Natuurmacht Productions.
A very dark and distorted yet melodic guitar lead starts off the album and after the intro the music starts adding in more of a fast and raw black metal sound along with a great amount of blast beats while the slower sections keep the melody and also add in atmospheric sounds and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads add in a melodic style of post black metal and at times rough yet melodic vocals can be heard in certain sections of some of the songs.
The screams also get more high pitched at times in some parts of the songs while the clean parts give the music more of a progressive edge and the heavy guitar riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and as the album progresses more traditional clean singing and deep growls can be heard along with a small amount of acoustic guitars and they music also adds in a touch of Cascadian elements and some songs also add in a small amount of synths.
Grima plays a style of black metal that is very modern, melodic and atmospheric sounding while also having a progressive edge at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature themes.
In my opinion Grima are a very great sounding melodic and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Open The Gates Will Return the Only Cold" "Devotion TO Lord" and "Blood On the Snow". 8 out of 10.