Gravesen
Gravesen
(2018)
Turn this to 4.1 of 11
Genre:
Hard rock
Sounds Like:
Disturbed, Three Doors Down
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Hailing from Ponteareas Spain, Gravesen usher in their debut album. The EP features an anthemic blend of grunge and straight-shooting hard rock. The song arrangements have some semblance of variety for an EP, but fall woefully flat on the vocal side. The guitar prowess is listenable as is their attempts at mixing things up between different mood driven arrangements. We Javi some credit for attempting different vocal styles and there are moments where we are impressed by his range. Unfortunately the lyrics and sloppy vocal cries are splashed throughout the album making this a tough one to get through.

Track Listing:
1. Why so sorry 3:38
2. Don’t be a soldier 6:09
3. So fast 3:41
4. Purify your soul 6:21

Standout Track:
The closer "Purify Your Soul" does have some redeeming qualities, particularly with contrast and bringing down the grooves with some impressive fretwork. 

ROTATION RECAP:
Weight of the Heavy
4.2 of 11

Vocal Command
2.4 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
4.5 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
3.1 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
3.7 out of 11 

Contrast
5.8 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics 
8.7 out of 11 

Production Value
5.0 out of 11

Adult Beverage Pairing:
Nomada Brewing’s Revontulet is a raspberry Sour Ale | FTA 6.7% Beer with raspberries inspired by the forests of Finland. Play between the acid and the bitter subtly asking for another drink. Let yourself be enveloped by the magic of Revontulet, which means "aurora borealis" in Finnish.

Final thoughts:
Yes indeed the album aesthetics sucked us in and the weak vocals spit us back out. Its a ‘name your price’ but probably not worth the time to download and take up space amongst your library of heavy.

Band Members
Diego Lage (Drums)
Jacobo Castro (Guitar)
Miguel A. Martínez (Bass)
Miguel Miguélez (Guitar)
Javi Amandi (Vcals)

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