Gravstenad are a band from Sweden that plays a very aggressive form of black metal with some elements of doom and stoner metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Hogtid".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing as well as the songs also adding in a great amount of 90's influences and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of doom and stoner metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs while the music also adds in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very old school extreme metal style along with the vocals also having their grim moments as well as a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length, one of the tracks also introduces growls onto the recording and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction.
Gravstenad plays a musical style that takes a traditional form of black metal and mixes it with stoner and doom metal to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and evil themes.
In my opinion Gravstenad are a very great sounding aggressive mixture of black, stoner and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ursinne" "Draug" and "Du och Jag". 8 out of 10.