Through First Snow of the Final Winter you get to hear the sweet melody of death through eight tracks of excellently crafted and executed tracks. From beginning to end, Earthgrave usher forth frost bitten track after frost bitten track that throw you in to frigid atmospheres and blizzard shrouded soundscapes with the implementation of wonderful keyboard work. Each of the eight tracks that appear on this release are just as solid and captivating as the last gifting you with a cohesive and completely well rounded record. Through and through, Earthgrave show off their death metal prowess as they provide you with excellent tracks that are melodious, heavy, atmospheric and much more.
Earthgrave lead you in to their new record with Final Embrace, and from the first few seconds onward you realize that you are in for a deadly treat as the opener marches forth. Earthgrave immediately hits you with their icy cold atmosphere that ultimately becomes coupled with a straight forward melodic death metal romp. Once you press play you quickly notice the overall grand and theatrical sound that Earthgrave gives off quickly capturing your attention. These Finnish death dealers do a great job of drawing you right in to their release only to take your mind through ever frigid yet wondrous soundscapes.
Each track on this release is a melodious and memorable offering only to mix in the harsh and punishing aspects of death metal when needed. The musicianship throughout is precise and very well performed coupled with gritty throat straining vocals that will be ringing out through your skull for some time. With the addition of the keyboards that you can hear in the background through each track, you are presented with eight atmospheric and entirely captivating tracks that won’t let you out of their cold grasp. From beginning to end, First Snow of the Final Winter is a finely woven together record that is cohesive and well rounded never to provide you with unneeded fluff or filler.
First Snow of the Final Winter is a very solid record, one that provides you with nonstop entertainment for eight straight tracks. This is pure melodic death metal in all of its glory and Earthgrave has executed it very well. This is an impressive outing for these Finnish death merchants, and if you are looking for some excellent melodic death metal, look no further.
First Snow of the Final Winter will be released June 30, 2018.