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Grave - Back From The Grave - reviewed by: 1EVIL1

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Rise
3. Behold The Flames
4. Dead Is Better
5. Receiver
6. No Regrets
7. Resurrection
8. Below
9. Bloodfed
10. Thorn To Pieces
Truly a remarkable comeback for a band that was on top of its game during the early 90's leading the way for Swedish Death Metal. If you remember Soulless' this is the album that should have followed after it instead of Hating Life' (which in this reviewers opinion should have never been recorded).With the rut that Swedish Death Metal has been going through these days I think Grave may be able to put some new life back into it. Tracks like 'Rise' and 'Receiver' just grind away at your soul while 'Resurrection' and 'Dead Is Better' batter you like a red headed stepchild. My personal favorite on the album is one that just seems to pull at the heartstrings 'Thorn To Pieces'. I'm not saying that this is the most remarkable album ever made but I am saying that it will brutally kick your ass! I think a lot of that is due to the great production by Tomas Skogsberg and Ola Lindgren. Hopefully they can keep it together this time around and continue their legacy of great music (except the aforementioned 'Hating Life').

Props to Jacek Wisniewski for a killer album cover!
--1EVIL1 2.18.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: GRAVE
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TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Back From The GraveGrave
2002
Troy Cole2/18/2003
Dominion VIIIGrave
2008
Etiam12/22/2008
Fiendish ReggressionGrave
2004
Eric Compton8/30/2004


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: GRAVE
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DOR
REVIEWER DATE
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2013
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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: GRAVE
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