Graveborne are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "1918" which will be released on September 23rd by Wolfspell Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody along with a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some growls also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length, clean playing and folk instruments can also be heard at times and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and spoken word parts and clean singing can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Graveborne expand on their traditional style of black metal by adding in elements of folk music, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover the Finnish Civil War of 1918.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Graveborne and if you are a fan of raw black metal with a touch of folk music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "1918" "Valkokaarti" "Tuomittu" and "Jumalan palvelija". 8 out of 10.