Grimtone are a band from Sweden that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Memento Mori" which will be released in December by Extreme Metal Music.
A very dark and heavy sounding intro starts off the album while clean playing can also be heard briefly before going into more of a grim direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave Scandinavian style along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and melodic guitar leads are only used briefly, and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Grimtone plays a style of black metal that is very raw and traditional in the old school fashion, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death and its transition from life.
In my opinion Grimtone are a very great sounding raw black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Souls Reborn Into Hate" "Fields Of Pale Limbs" and "Empress Of The Black". 8 out of 10.