Grave Upheaval - (Untitled) First Album LP
GRAVE UPHEAVAL (Australia) - Untitled-First Album (2013) (2019 NWN! Re-issue on Black vinyl). The album dives headfirst into the abyss from the first few seconds of "I", a huge torrent of sound flows forward; a barrage of bass and guitar tuned so low and distorted that it’s more of a low noisy rumble than anything else. It’s volcanic, a noisy eruption of droning sound, constantly spewing a black sludge so caustic it completely envelopes everything else. Abyssal and claustrophobic, it’s so dank and heavy you can almost feel the slimy walls of the caverns their extreme sound creates.
Untitled-First Album (2013) is possibly the conclusion to abyssal Death Metal – it’s so caustic and dense, placing the unfathomable sound so firmly above all else in their music, through combining elements of Black, Doom and Death Metal with drone and noise into one pot of caustic insanity. Strange, inhuman and so god-damn relentlessly heavy, it’s one of those album’s that’s so completely enigmatic and obscure that it’s sure to both impress and befuddle. This will definitely not be for everyone, but for those who want to hear the concept of Cavernous Metal pushed to it’s extremity, then look no further than this one. **originally published on swirlsofnoise.com** Nuclear War Now! Productions – ANTI-GOTH 242