The Graviators are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of doom metal and stoner rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Motherload" which was released by Napalm Records.
The album s tarts out with a dark and heavy old school doom metal sound and a few seconds later melodic vocals become a part of the music and you can also hear some melody in the guitar riffing and after awhile 70's style metal guitar solos and leads are added into the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When we get into the other songs the music sticks to a more old school and traditional form of doom metal being mixed with 70's and stoner rock as well as bringing proto metal elements into certain sections of the recording and at times you can also hear some psychedelic sounds being utilized.
As the album progresses spoken word parts and bass leads are added into the music along with some epic sounding structures and at times you can also hear some more traditional metal elements being added into the recording at times and in certain sections of the recording there are a small amount of acoustic guitars being utilized.
With this album The Graviators take the traditional and epic doom metal sound and mixes it in with regular metal, psychedelia, classic and stoner rock along with a great amount of melody and darkness to create a sound that is retro yet very original all at the same time.
Song lyrics cover Norse/Celtic Paganism, occultism and Fantasy themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, professional and old school sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with most of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion The Graviators are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal and stoner rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Leif's Last Breath - Dance of the Valkyrie" "Tigress Of Sibiria" "Drowned In Leaves" and "The Druid's Ritual". 8/5 out of 10.
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