Today, Iron Bonehead Productions
sets December 4th as the international release date for Gravfraktal
's highly anticipated debut EP, Unhallowed Death Triumph
, on 12" vinyl format.
Hailing from Sweden, Gravfraktal
might be an otherwise-new entity, but the band's three members collectively possess a wealth of experience that's staggering to behold. Among the members' past and present endeavors include such names as Sacramentum, Pagan Rites, Deathwitch, Swordmaster, Runemagick, Bestial Mockery, The Funeral Orchestra, Kill, Saltas, Diabolicum, Church Bizarre, Heavydeath, Karnarium, and Cerekloth.
is its own entity, and Unhallowed Death Triumph
is as much a statement of intent as it is a summation of the band's all-too-considerable powers. Indeed, a power-trio in every sense of the word, Gravfraktal
unload an arsenal of physicality that spits in the face of so much cut 'n' paste studio "death metal." Indeed, this is METAL OF DEATH writ large, draped in haunting hues of malevolent melody and bruising battery, grimy and regal in equal measure. Likewise, the band's sound nods to everyone and no one, so entrenched in their DNA is olde-worlde death metal; after all, among the three of 'em, the members of Gravfraktal
have participated in an enviable number of underground gems over the past 25 years and thus helped shaped the landscape of underground metal. But again, this band is its OWN entity, and this debut recording speaks for itself - commandingly!
Short and definitely very sweet at four songs in 18 minutes, Unhallowed Death Triumph
is a mandatory first chapter of Gravfraktal
's bound-to-be-legendary story!
Begin reading that story with the brand-new track "Carnage Into Dimensional Oblivion" HERE
at Iron Bonehead
's Soundcloud. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: