GraveCoven are a band from Sacramento and Oakland, California that plays a mixture of black, death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Coughing Blood" which will be released in June by Godz Of War Productions.
A very dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also b ring in a great amount of tremolo pickign and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly death metal growls while grim black metal s creams are also used at times along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of dark sounding melodies as well as the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, on the second track shouting vocals are utilized briefly and the music also brings in a great amount of 80's and 90's influences but also sounding modern at the same time, clean playing can be heard briefly and they close the recording with a cover of Bathory's "Hades"..
GraveCoven plays a musical style that takes 90's era black, death and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion GraveCoven are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Summoning Vengeance" and "Spiritual Violence". 8 out of 10.