Formats: CD, Digipak, Vinyl, Box Set
Release Date Europe: June 19th, 2015
Release Date USA: July 7th, 2015
This is Graveworm number 9. This is Graveworm FANTASTIC 9!
Italian Heroes of melodic, orchestral, dark metal Graveworm are back with a bombastic new album following their own thematically glorious legacy! This band can do no wrong, they are kings of their genre and this album is a perfect example of that!
With a portfolio including such opus like “When Daylight's Gone”, “As the Angels Reach the Beauty”, “Scourge of Malice”, “Engraved in Black”, “(N)Utopia”, “Collateral Defect” , “Diabolical Figures” and “Fragments of Death” what we have to expect is another magnum opus! You got it! “Ascending Hate” is the next big thing in this so called Dark Metal and the thing becomes clear for the very first lines of “Death Heritage”! Every song from opening “Death Heritage” to “Nocturnal Hymns” is brilliantly created to make this one of Graveworm's best album' s so far.
All Graveworm trademarks are here! Melody, lyricism, sharpness, darkness, drama, epos, love, mysticism, life and death! Each song makes you feel a certain way, like in the climactic parts of the songs you get a real feeling of power and invincibility because the melodies are like written so godly perfect that they when you hear them you can't do anything else but stop and just let the music devour your senses so you can appreciate it to the full capacity.
They really do a great job of incorporating memorable melodies into one of the least accessible music genres of our century. With catchy songs, a brutal delivery, and a great gimmick (a gimmick designed to get attention), this is as good as underground metal gets.