Grim Ravine are a band from the United Kingdom and on this recording goes into more of a mixture of black, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "It's A Long Way Down To Where Your Are" which will be released in March by Hostile Media.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album while all of the tracks are long and epic in length. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the vocals bringing in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal as well as all of the musical instruments also sounding very powerful.
Elements of sludge and doom metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs while clean playing is utilized at times. Clear vocals are also added into some parts of the recording while the guitar solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style, as the album progresses a brief use of violins can also be heard and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard.
On this recording Grim Ravine expands on their atmospheric mixture of sludge and doom metal by adding in more black metal elements to take their style to a different level. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are inspired by Weird Fiction and the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grim Ravine and if you are a fan of atmospheric black, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Weight Is Upon You" and "Barren Ground". 8 out of 10.