Raw Skull Rekordz is an underground death metal label specialized in dedicating support to old school death metal bands. In 2017 Raw Skull Rekordz has released some impressive albums from Bullcreek, Incinerator and Graceless. And once again the underground label presents to us another worthy record from this Swedish death metal band. Gravestone was signed to the mentioned label in 2017 and has only released one e.p. in 2017 entitled Rotten Kill. The quartet death metal band featuring members from Entrails and Kongh, uncovered their first full length album entitled Sickening.
Gravestone revisits the nineties classic era of Swedish death metal, the pure influence on this record can be described as classic Entombed worship. Penki Samuelsson’s motives are very clear in this sophomore release. Gravestone wastes no time for they have prepared to stomp your skull with several catchy tracks. Fucking your corpse in Hell is one of the highlights, that reminds me of Bloodbath. The guitars are tuned to maximum piercing sound, the songs are fired up with excellent riffs from Magnus Karlsson and Penki Samuelsson. Murderous Intentions will have enough hooks on you, the track is consistent and contains macabre solos. The old school death metal direction is explicit, from the HM-2 Buzz-sawing guitars, the brutality, melodies and even some punk influences.
Tomas Salonen exhibits his talents with d- beats and formidable blast beats. In the Valley of Coffins has the Entrails guitar signature, the solid grooves and pummelling death metal are severely harsh. The album grows on you and pulls you into its maelstrom. Rotten Kill kicks in with twin melodic guitars, the growls are brimmed with hatred.
Gravestone throws plenty of sickening riffs, each instrument is almost flawless in performance. The crunchy guitars continue to work their morbid tunes, Unholy Mess is another raw track on this album. By the Knife fulfils the sickness from these Swedish lads and brings the album to a malignant finale.
Release Date: January 31st, 2018
Label: Raw Skull Rekordz
2.Fucking Your Corpse in Hell
4.Behead the Bastard
5.In the Valley of Coffins
9.Rest in Piss
10.By the Knife