Graves At Sea - The Curse That Is (Relapse Records) 2016
15 years in the making! It seems fuckin’ unreal to witness that the debut full-length of cult doom/sludge collective Graves At Sea is only now seeing the light of day. I mean, there’s not really a lot of light in the eight compositions on The Curse That Is. To be honest, it’s extremely bleak and its putrid smell doesn’t let anyone indifferent. Even if at times there’s a slightly monotone flavor to it, there’s no denying the merits of such pile of brutally intense riffs that parade endlessly and are certain to cause affliction. The Curse That Is illustrates perfectly the violence that extreme metal can project and will undeniably be appreciated and adored by anyone that’s predispose to endure such lyrical and sonic punishment.