Endless Procession of Souls
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 27 August, 2012
Playing time: 45:08

Together with the Entombed records 'Left Hand Path' and Dismembers 'Like an Ever Flowing Stream', Grave's 'Into the Grave, 'Soulless' and 'You'll Never See' are still the manuals for Swedish death metal. With this 10th album Grave still delivers the dm-quality you'd expect.

Chief Ola Lindgren found a few new members to join him and put together a Grave album with a little more melody than we are used from them, but with the same low scraping guitar riffs, the fast drumming and of course the low raw grunts of Ola himself. The production of the album is rather open and modern, but with the raw edges left. From start to finish the album grooves on and is a feast of recognition. The Celtic Frost sounding riffs in "Flesh Epistle", the early Death tempi in the track "Plague of Nations" and the doom/death Asphyx tempo in "Epos", they all make my death metal blood run faster. Especially the typical Swedish style of scraping guitars and groovy songs I always have been a fan of. Entombed, Dismember, Carnage, Unleashed and Grave are the bands that invented this style and I still can't get enough of it.

After more than 20 years, Grave shows that they are not only one of the founders of this style, but are still relevant. As modest as the band is, they consider themselves just a death metal band with a long history, but I can tell them that a lot of bands should be jealous of what they have accomplished.


01. Dystopia
02. Amongst Marble and the Dead
03. Disembodied Steps
04. Flesh Epistle
05. Passion of the Weak
06. Winds of Chains
07. Encountering the Divine
08. Perimortem
09. Plague of Nations
10. Epos

Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 24 August, 2012