Gravesend are a b and from new York that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of war, black, death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2021 album "Methods Of Human Disposal" which will be released in February by 20 Buck Spin.
Apocalyptic sounding synths start off the album while spoken word samples can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. At times the bass guitar also sounds very powerful while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a mixture of grindcore and war metal elements and blast beats.
Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and bestial death metal growls while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the tracks are also very short in length with the average song being around 1 or 2 minutes each along with with the music also bring in a good mixture of mid 80's and 90's influences but keeping it modern at the same time.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and as the album progresses a small amount of dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing as well as the guitar leads being done in a very chaotic style when they are utilized, a later song also introduces elements of noise onto the album. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover filth and corruption themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Gravesend and if you are a fan of war, black, death metal and grindcore, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "STH-10" "Unclaimed Remains" "Absolute Filth" and "Scum Breeds Scum". 8 out of 10.