A new strike from the north-east Italy! After Lorn, Tenebrae In Perpetuum, Beatrik, Chelmno, another concrete proof about the absolute quality and leadership of this country in current black metal movement.
The Common Grave debut album, "Il male di vivere", is an ambitious and profound concept album about the "spleen", the suffering of everyday life.
It’s possible to consider a long suite of 65 minute, divided in 8 long chapters, where all tracks are linked together (this means no silence between each tracks) and where there's a perfect equilibrium between dark black metal, avantgarde touches and acoustic passages.
An imaginary journey between early Shining, Forgotten Tomb and even Drudkh.
A complex album that unveils itself listening after listening, offering many moments of rare beauty.
Everything supported by an excellent performance of these 5 skilled musicians and a professional studio recording sound.
If you are looking for evolved depressive/dark black metal, Common Grave can become your therapy to get your daily dose of sorrow.
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019