Gràb are a band from Germany that plays a Bavarian form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Zeitlang" which will be released in October by Trollmusic.
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album while the spoken word parts also give the recording more of a ritualistic feeling along with the synths also mixing in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Folk instruments are also added into certain sections of the album along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the tracks more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized as well as some melody also being added into some of the riffing and as the album progresses an instrumental can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and is a concept upon based upon a story of an old man who has chosen to withdraw from society into an isolated cottage deep in the mountains.
In my opinion Gràb are a very great sounding Bavarian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nachtkrapp" "A Dag im Herbst" and "A Grabliacht". 8 out of 10.