Monday, January 20, 2014

Graveborne: Through the Window of the Night (2014)


Back in 2011 I told you about Finland’s Graveborne. Their debut record was a monster of pure black metal riffery, including some of that awesome lurch-and-stumble rhythm of the best Immortal songs. Now they’re back with more of the same.

A common criticism I give out to bands, whether they want it or not, is that they’re not reinventing the wheel. Do something original, or don’t do anything. Unless, of course, you can fucking kill it. If you can fucking kill it, then it doesn’t matter whether you’re original or not. Graveborne leave no survivors.

I don’t know what more you need to know about Through the Window of the Night. It’s completely unpretentious, heavy, bangable black metal. They aren’t overly concerned with atmosphere, or subtlety, and they’re better for it.

Long live Graveborne.

The Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars

Listen here.

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