Gravespawn are a band from Los Angeles, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Inexorable Grimness" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination and Vae Victus Productions.
Epic sounding keyboards start off the ep before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly high pitched screams and you can also hear a great amount of dark sounding melodies in the guitar riffing.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean guitars along with clear vocals are also used briefly and keyboards are also added on some of the later songs and while the music has a lot of second w ave influences it still sounds very modern and acoustic guitars are also used on a couple of tracks.
On this recording Gravespawn plays a style of black metal that is still very raw while also adding in more keyboards and epic structures this time around, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, History, Mythology and Battles themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gravespawn and if you are a fan of raw and epic black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Old Dragons Domain" and "Scribes of Forsaken". 8 out of 10.