Gravkade are a duo from Sweden that plays a mixture of depressive black metal and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Grav|aska" which was released by Avantgarde Music.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album while synths are a very huge part of the recording before going into a heavier direction which also introduces high pitched yet depressive black metal screams onto the recording along with all of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Elements of funeral doom metal can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with some spoken word parts also being used briefly and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of rain and tribal sounds can be heard.
Gravkade plays a musical style that takes depressive black and funeral doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover sorrow and depression themes.
In my opinion Gravkade are a very great sounding mixture of depressive black and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dodpsalm" and "Sorgeakt". 8 out of 10.