TENHORNEDBEAST + HUSERE GRAV: Ten Graves CD Peripheral Records

TENHORNEDBEAST + HUSERE GRAV: Ten Graves CD Peripheral Records

An almost horror cinematic climax presides over the opening track, ‘In the Grasp of Unknown Forces’, with cavernous Dark Ambient rumblings providing the foundations to layer upon layer of resonating, doom laden, freezing cold funereal sonics.

In contrast, ‘Deuteronomy’ rides the winter storm of the previous affair, providing a harsh glacial backdrop, where an arctic breeze drifts slowly through the crags of bergs, lifting up snowdrifts, adding a clinical purity to the proceedings.

THB and relative newcomer to the scene, Husere Grav tangle with many ranges genre wise; as with the above there is a quality to everything they touch. Epic chamber music is achieved with the monumental ‘Guards’ and its nod at Gregorian chants, that are drawn out to provide their own ambient backdrop rather than leading the song as would normally be expected.

‘Ten Graves’ brings together two artists, complimenting each other in all departments. The balance of styles work in harmony, providing a professional collection of tracks that is as mighty as recent efforts from their peers. Individually THB has shone as a project in its own right and whilst I am yet to hear much of Grav’s own work, enough fuel has been placed in the fire to seek these out as well.

9/10

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