Gruesome Will Leave You “Raped by Darkness”
Some bands would consider it an insult to be explicitly compared to Death and Chuck Schuldiner every time they’re mentioned, but that’s the beauty of Gruesome — they formed specifically to make music that sounds like old-school Death.
The band, featuring members of Exhumed, Possessed, and Malevolent Creation, has just released a second track from their upcoming record Dimensions of Horror. The song’s called “Raped by Darkness,” which is about as unpleasant and OSDM a concept as can be explored. The track is short, sweet, riff-driven, and, as you can imagine, reminiscent of classic Schuldiner. It’s nice to know what to expect with Gruesome; what’ll be interesting to see is if they branch out and begin making music inspired by Death’s later, wonkier albums like Human and Symbolic.
Listen to “Raped by Darkness” below. Dimensions of Horror drops May 20th on Relapse; pre-order it here.