Genre: Black metal
Country: Hellas
Label: Fucking Your Creation Records
Year: 2021

Returning to the known black metal path with this one. A band from Greece and I present to you, Grab (Grave in German). Their new album ,released on tape by Fucking Your Creation Records is a bit special, as we are talking about a band by Wrath himself. The band was formed in August of 2005 by Wrath and War, who just disappeared with any trace of life after the 3way split was released in 2008, so the band was put on and indefinite hiatus. Wrath revied Grab in 2017 and they exist until today. So far the band has 7 releases, including this new album, titled “The Inevitable Filth of Mankind” and with a title like that, we can imagine what will follow. Let’s dive into it…

The first thing that came to my mind, is that Grab are obviously influenced by Darkthrone from their “Ravishing Grimness” era, maybe from “Plaguewielder” also, which is one of my all time favorites from this band. Grab’s album contains 6 songs, with a total length of 40 minutes, which means that we have a basic length of 6 minutes per song. Well, you cannot say that they are short songs for sure.

Production wise, the sound is sharp clean and pleasing to listening to, as much pleasing can a black metal album can be at least if you know what I mean. The good thing is that the songs will not make anyone get bored under any circumstances. Blast beats, double bass drumming, lots of tremolo picking, heavy guitars and a nice thick bass. Regarding the vocals, I cannot say something that I never said before. We all know Wrath and his vocal skills, especially from Dodsferd. This man has the ability of piercing inside the listener’s soul with his performance. Very few managed to do it and I always want that from a frontman and especially when listening to black metal.

I will not keep you long. Yes, originality is hard to find in black metal, but this new Grab’s album is something that every black metal fan should own, and even more for a Darkthrone fan, mostly a fan of their latest albums.