German Gravety clearly have a knack for writing excellent, powerful tunes and
churn out majestic riffs.
The track Axe Of Execution is a for instance a good example of a song which is
just the hammer. Awesome stuff! Diverse, heavy, metal filled with doom without
being doom per se.
But when it comes down to it, it's all a matter of taste, innit?
I can't get to grips with the main voice of the band, Kevin Portz. In my ears,
there's virtually no dynamics in his voice - he comes out flat and uninspiring.
I don't want this to come out as a personal attack at all, because it isn't!
There's just something in his voice that I can't abstract from, and it tends to
kill the rest of the experience for me. The brutal grunt of guitarist Gernot
Gebhard I can much easier come to terms with.
By all means, check it out if you like heavy metal with a heavy element of doom
and splashes of thrash metal. The music is actually very, very cool!