Graves are a band from Portugal that plays a very tumultuous form of black metal and this is a review of their demo "Ascendio do Impiedoso" which will be released in 2019 by War Arts Productions.
Ritualistic sounding synths start off the demo before going into more of a fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also start utilizing a small amount of melody as the demo progresses along with a brief use of melodic chants but keeping the main focus on more of a raw style and the closing track is very long and epic in length which also shows synths also making a brief return.
Graves plays a style of black metal that is very raw, fast and old school in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover darkness, blasphemy and occult themes.
In my opinion Graves are a very great sounding tumultuous black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ventos negros da morte" "Morbido amanhecer" and "Pela luz negra". 8 out of 10.