Graceless - Chants From Purgatory
I remember that I was really impressed by Graceless' first two albums "Shadowlands" and "Where Vultures Know Your Name". It was an excellent doom/death metal back then and is the same now with their third full-length offering "Chants From Purgatory".
You will hear a flawless mix of Bolt Thrower and Asphyx, crushing guitar riffs, pounding drumming, rumbling bass and above all the raw vocals of Remco Kreft (guitars/vocals) who is also in Just Before Dawn and Soulburn.
There are some really slow tracks like 'Nyctophilia' and predominantly mid-pace crushers such as 'Giants' and the title track 'Chants From Purgatory'. The sound quality is on a great level and it is obvious that the guys in Graceless are really experienced musicians who know how to deliver first class doom/death metal.
What I miss is the fast stuff since I have never been a big doom death metal fan or fan of slow music as a whole. Everything is great sounding on "Chants From Purgatory" but somehow I like the first two albums better. but if you consider yourself a doom/death metal fan then this album is a must for you!
4 / 5 STARS