Power of Metal.dk Review

The Dead Justifies the Means
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 8 July, 2013
Playing time: 37:32

Swedish metal band Grandexit is not one you can label easily. There is a lot of variety and different styles can be heard in their music. Sure, heavy metal and death metal is the base they use, but there is a lot more to it. Just listen to the soli, and the twin lead guitar parts for instance. The songs are rather technical and with progressive elements.

The best song is "Judgement of the Wicked" if you ask me. The variety in vocals and the very variable song structure with a kind of sing a long part in Amon Amarth style and a strange guitar solo makes it a very strange, but very nice song. After that the songs start to sound a little less interesting. Blastbeat parts, hardcore elements and even black metal influences pass by. Some Mastodon riffs can be heard and The Black Dahlia Murder enters my mind also. I usually complain about bands not being original, Grandexit mixes several styles and molts it into rather well written songs. On the other hand you have to listen to the songs more often to get used to them. Not a very easy album that sticks after one or two spins, but interesting enough for a lot to check out.

Towards the end of the album, I find the songs less strong and interesting, but perhaps that is just me...

01. The Striven
02. Lost At Sea
03. Judgement of the Wicked
04. Buried
05. Kingdom of Emptiness
06. Box of Glass
07. Genetic Greed
08. Obstacle Run
09. Are You Even Alive
10. The Superior Arrival
Label: Lifeforce Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 12 July, 2013
Website: www.grandexit.net