Gra are a band from Sweden that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 single "Ramsvarta Tankar" which will be released in March by Carnal Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the single along with some grim black metal screams a few seconds later and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the music also remains very true to a Swedish style of the genre while the tremolo picking gives the songs a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they stick to a very raw yet melodic style and there is also a brief use of tribal style percussion's and they close the single with a cover of Lord Belial's "Osculum Obscenum".
Gra plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the Swedish tradition, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Icelandic and cover the darker side of ancient Scandinavian Pagansim.
In my opinion Gra are very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this single. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Ramsvarta Tankar". 8 out of 10.