Cross-continental duo of death Gravefields emerge from relative obscurity with Embrace the Void, their first full-length under their new name, following 2017’s Hellstorm (under the name Dirtyprotest). Embrace the Void is an elegant death metal album, driven by chunky riffs, splashes of melody, flurries of tremolo picking and diverse vocal patterns.
It’s a big step forward from Hellstorm, benefitting greatly from the inclusion of new influences.
“We think this album is a huge step forward,” Gravefields agree. “Our first album, Hellstorm, was written as a tribute to Swedish death metal and had many tracks we are still proud of, but we put way more personal stuff in this one. It sounds way more massive and aggressive, has a lot of epic black metal influences as well as a few hardcore [influences] and stronger compositions. Both more brutal and catchy, with faster blast beats and guitar leads, with a really wider thematic about drugs, control, death and traumas. We gave everything there, so we hope you folks will enjoy this stuff!”
The album is out this Friday, June 7 on Redefining Darkness, but you can Embrace the Void early through Decibel.