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Gravehuffer


Gravehuffer
Depart From So Much Evil
Black Doomba Records

Enter dark comedic realms through GRAVEHUFFER’s new album Depart From So Much Evil. The heavy quartet deliver an other-worldly amalgamation of punk, metal, grindcore, and unapologetic down-tuned sludge-laden doom.

Comprised of hellish tracks risen from the depths below – each written by a different member, GRAVEHUFFER entice you in before reaching the epic composition that is “Depart From So Much Evil”. The album opens with “Blueprint For An Early Grave”, a track about living only to work and ultimately destroying oneself in the process. Ferocious distortion and overdrive produces an unrelenting huge impact. GRAVEHUFFER hold nothing back by unleashing their explosive sound from the off. “Brainstorm” delves into another side of the quartet’s sound with a more melodic focus making use of more mid and higher tones across the instrumentation. It contrasts with the emotive subject matter of battling depression and attempting to find peace with it. These dynamic tracks lead up to the album’s pièce de résistance, “Depart From So Much Evil”. This 22 minute song is written about Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Journeying through nightmarish realms, orchestration, wailing guitars, and thundering heaviness manifest a haunting encounter with monsters and demons.

About GRAVEHUFFER:

GRAVEHUFFER formed in 2008 in Joplin, Missouri, with members having been involved in the heavy scene since the ’90s. Growing from their early crust punk roots, the band has evolved its sound to manifest more intricate and intense elements across their music.

GRAVEHUFFER is:
Travis McKenzie – vocals
Mike Jilge – Bass
Ritchie Randall – guitars
Todd Morrison – Drums

Discography:
Blasphemusic – July 2012
Your Fault – January 2017
Demon Face/Stalingrad’s Cross EP – June 2019
NecroEclosion – January 2021

Credits:

Album art: Eric Sweet.
Narrator in “Depart From So Much Evil”: Eric Sweet.

Track Listing:

  1. Blueprint For An Early Grave
  2. Slayberry
  3. The Cryptid And The Iron Bird
  4. Brainstorm
  5. Go Murder Pray And Die
  6. Depart From So Much Evil

 

Gravehuffer – Inca Roads/Children Of The Grave

Gravehuffer – Mad Wolf

Gravehuffer – Causes

Gravehuffer – Ghost Dance

Gravehuffer – Shut Up and Skate

Gravehuffer – Destroyer Of Worlds

Gravehuffer links:
Band location – Joplin Missouri
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