Company: Pulverised Records Release: 2009 Genre: Death Reviewer: Chaoslord
Bone crushing death metal
Whenever I am given material from labels that I've never heard of or that I've been given warning about, I enter into the experience with a little trepidation. As the title track for My Own Grave's album started, I began to think that I was going to have a very short listen on my hands.
However, as the first notes of "Necrology" begin reverberating through my speakers, I was hooked. While this may sound like typical death metal to most, I was pulled in by the vocals of Mikael Aronsson. I don't know how to describe it other than full of venom and emotion. You can feel that he puts the emotion into his singing.
The musicanship on the album is pretty tight with the trio of Anders Härén on guitar, Max Bergman on bass and John Henriksson on drums. This quartet blasts out a quality, head banging dose of death metal. Filled with blood soaked lyrics, crushing guitar riffs and blast beats to satisfy even the most brutal death metal fan.
The album progresses quite nicely with very little feeling of repetition. There are a few songs that sound similar but that is usually par for the course with this genre. Overall though this album is a damn fine piece of death metal.
For those of you metal heads that are looking for something to pulverize your bones into dust, look no further. My Own Grave delivers a bone crushing death metal release with "Necrology". Go online or to your local metal store to pick up your copy now to begin the aural assault that this album will deliver to your metal craving system.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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