UNDER THE GRAVE - UNTIL DEATH TAKES US ALL - CAUSTIC RHYTHMS
No keyboards, no female vocals, no bright passages, no samples, no rubbish...this is Under The Grave. And. It. Rules.
First, there was Under The Sign Of The Black Mark, then there was Six Feet Under and now Canada has pitched in with this. With a heavy bulldozer rhythm as its base, the newly formed band from Montreal comes at one with a solid power that is positively uncanny. The vocals are heartfelt growls that convey. Only two years young, the band’s heavy gurgling two vocal system, full sound, melodic and tasteful lead guitars complement a trustworthy image and true-to-the-genre image. Speaking of the solos, boy do Dany Desnoyers and Olivier Dagenais know their guitars. Why do they keep the solos so short then? It is only the drum sound, which could be fuller and heavier. Not too complicated and not too straightforward Under The Grave almost has it perfectly right. The band is not a big of fan speed or blasting, which is too bad, because if the Montrealers could keep it as tight as this at high velocities things could be even better.
Underground favourites like Paroxysm and established acts like Bolt Thrower and Gorefest should be looking over their shoulders. - Anna Tergel