Into the Grave
Style: Heavy Metal/Thrash/Doom
Release date: April 2012
Playing time: 44:41

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 w
hen 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!

01. Entrance
02. Stroke Of Fate
03. Decay Of Life
04. Judge Of God
05. False Messiah
06. Into The Grave
07. Asylum
08. Curse Of The Catacombs
09. Summoning Ritual
10. Axe Of Execution
Label: None
Distribution: None
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 22 July, 2012
Website: Gravety@MySpace