Finland's Gloomy Grim have returned with a new recording that continues the symphonic style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Obscure Metamorphosis" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol of Domination Productions and Murdher Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that also get very deep and grim at times along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the fast riffs also adding in some tremolo picking and later songs also bring in more symphonic elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
On this recording Gloomy Grim remains true to the symphonic style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Christianity, Satanism, Horror and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Gloomy Grim and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stars Above Me" and "Impressive Physical Sight". 8 out of 10.