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Following the announcement in early 2017 that Swedish heavy blues group Graveyard were reforming with new drummer Oskar Bergenheim, the lads’ fifth album is their most inspired and diverse to date.
Graveyard has not locked in on one heavy-and-blues blend, rather different moods throughout Peace. The classic rock vibe remains on The Fox, in the ‘70s spirit of Del Manic, are others such as See the Day are pared right back to a sparse blues core, with poetic lyrics and gorgeous guitar tone.
Graveyard have centred on a hard-blues-rock formula that is punchy and engaging.
Strongest influences lie in the heavier tracks. In a voluptuous heavy groove of It Ain’t Over, and distorted swing Please Don’t, Graveyard have centred on a hard-blues-rock formula that is punchy and engaging. Joakim Nilsson’s deeper, grittier blues vocals drip with passion, laid over Walk On’s infectious rhythms. Pair this with a rumbling mid-pace grind of Cold Love we have two tracks tied for the best examples of Graveyard’s sound on Peace.
With Peace, Graveyard has broken the ‘retro-blues-rock’ stylistic gridlock to deliver a dynamic, textured album with an engaging mixture of their heavier influences with a smoother blues sound.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Walk On, Cold Love, It Ain’t Over
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Recent Opeth, Kadavar, Black Sabbath
Peace is out 25th May 2018 via Nuclear Blast.