Grave Miasma - Realm Of Evoked Doom MCD
Plenty of tempo changes, going from the doomiest and most atmospheric to blasting and brutal, make it somewhat unpredictable, and highly enjoyable. A sudden outburst of a semi-thrashy guitar solo (like in Archaic infamy), the aforementioned bell toll during Ritual lair, and the otherwise just wicked riffing, drum play and deep, raspy vocals really makes this a band to take note of. They offer nothing new to the scene, but they do it with such conviction and intensity it becomes an entity all on its own. The fact that the two ending tracks are rehearsal recordings matters very little since they still manage to create a tremendous atmosphere. Highly recommended if you’re unfamiliar with the lads.