Graves are a band from Portugal that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Liturgia de Blafemia' which will be released in February by Iron Bonehead Productions.
A horror movie orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim black metal screams onto the recording while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as a brief use of demonic growls and as the album progresses spoken word parts and shouts can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Graves plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover Anti Religion, Satanism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Graves and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am Fire I Am Death" "Impregnado p' la Foice" and "Graves Hold Your Name". 8 out of 10.