“Chilling, melancholic, ominous and atmospheric…Are you a fan of Enslaved’s ‘Eld’, Gorgoroth’s ‘Pentagram’ and the notorious ‘Nemesis Divina’ van Satyricon? Check this out.” – Lords of Metal
The album takes note of its excellent musicianship once more in ‘Fields of Pale Limbs’, bringing drums to the forefront for another smash into the dark and melancholic parts of our ears. It’s subtle what works with the guitars as they constantly tone out in a punishing and relentless sound, but as songs like this show it can really hit the mark…As debut albums go this is actually a very promising start.
There is also an impressive and surprising degree of clarity to the vocal rasping vitriolic delivery, even on ‘Witch’s Lair’ which has that distant, recorded from another room sound, hugely atmospheric…The overall musicianship is sound and hopefully this is just the start of greater things to come from Grimtone. Standout tracks, for me are; the haunting ‘The Blood Of The Dead’ and the eerie ‘Witch’s Lair’.
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Montreal, QC – December 8, 2017
For fans of Darkthrone, Enslaved, Skogen
Out Now! Swedish Black Metal GRIMTONE Unleash Debut Album “Memento Mori” (Extreme Metal Music /Rockshots Records)
Swedish black metal band GRIMTONE‘s debut album “Memento Mori” is now available via Extreme Metal Music a sub-division of Rockshots Records. Influenced by the Norwegian black metal scene, the album unleashed on December 8th features eight blistering tracks influenced by the topic of death as well as the transition from life. Founded by Michael Lang (Stonegriff) in 2016 and soon after joined by Linus Carlstedt (Nebulous Aura and Extermination), the duo was complete to brutalize all with their pure black metal at its best, it’s grim, harsh and frozen shivers within and all around.
“Memento Mori” can be heard in full on the band’s bandcamp: https://grimtone.bandcamp.com/releases
Plus is available on Extreme Metal Music on the following digital platforms that can be found here.
1. Intro (0:38)
2. Souls Reborn In Hate (3:42)
3. The Blood Of The Dead (6:00)
4. Memento Mori (3:34)
5. Fields Of Pale Limbs (3:27)
6. Armageddon (Rise From Hell) (3:34)
7. Witch’s Lair (4:00)
8. Empress Of Black Light (6:00)
Album Length: 31:58
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“Grimtone pour the dark sound on thickly with Souls Reborn in Hate. A raging style of black metal, the wild intensity of the riffs & beats plays off the hellish vocals perfectly.” – Games, Brrrains & A Headbanging Life
“Swedish black metal band Grimtone may be new to the music scene but the band arrives with an already impressive pedigree… If you are after a brutal 45 minutes of grim, black rage this album is for you. ” – Overdrive Mag