Grief of Emerald

Nightspawn (Listenable Records)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. "Nightspawn" is the first official full-length release from this incredible black/death band from Sweden. Grief of Emerald have an uncommonly evil sound. They are able to create a dark atmosphere with pure speed and technique. The drums are unrelenting, the riffs are catchy and memorable, and the vocals are a comprehendible growl. The keyboards add haunting rhythms to the already wicked songs. The overall sound is intricate and powerful, with a relatively raw production sound that keeps the music thick. Among the best tracks are the melodically evil "Nightspawn," and "The Beginning," the aurally assaulting song that begins the CD. Grief of Emerald is sure to please any black metal fan, and captivate you from beginning to end. -- Lady Enslain