A late discover from 2016 was Grafvitnir’s power house of an album Obeisance to a Witch Moon, recommended by my buddy Ben, so I knew it was going to be a crusher. And of course it was, oozing 90’s Swedish black metal from every crevice. Low and behold that have a couple more albums, Necrosophia (dead Sophia?) and guess what? This one is also a rip roaring tour de force of furious Swedish black metal.
It’s not secret I’m a huge fan of Swedish black metal and their oh so sweet melodic, riff driven, ferocious assaults and that’s exactly what you get with this band. They remind me of the energy and styles of Setherial or Vinterland but not as melodic, but still, that Swedish melody is all over this.
And they just fucking go. It’s at full speed the whole running time. Just riff after riff, scream after scream with no pumping the breaks or any desire to relent. It’s a fucking beast of musicianship. And Evil. It sounds so fucking evil. That furious tremolo picking makes so much atmosphere it’s almost stupid how good it is.
Fucking killer. Put this one on.
Get this on Bandcamp.