Grave Upheaval are a band from Australia that plays a bestial and cavernous mixture of black, death and doom metal and this is a review of their untitled 2018 album which will be released in April by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with a very ritualistic atmosphere and when the grim black metal screams kick in the music gets more heavier and also brings in a more funeral doom metal style as well as a great amount of dark sounding melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A great amount of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with a great amount of bestial growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and war metal elements can also be heard along with some ritualistic sounding synths also being used at times and as the album progresses the vocals start adding in melodic occult chants as well as some evil sounding whispers.
Grave Upheaval plays a musical style that takes cavernous and bestial black metal and mixes it with funeral doom and death metal to create something very original, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, death and occultism themes.
In my opinion Grave Upheaval are a very great sounding bestial and cavernous mixture of black, death and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "II-I" "II-IV" and "II-VIII". 8/5 out of 10.