Band: DIG ME NO GRAVE
Title: Immemorial Curse
Label: Satanath / Sevared / Wings of Destruction
Style: Death Metal
Although this is the first time I come across this band and its music, Dig Me No Grave is no newcommer for sure, they've been around since 2010 and since then have been relatively active on discographic level releasing a few singles, a demo and an EP, plus their debut album in 2014. This one if the followup studio material, a 10 tracks effort totaling 35 minutes of old-school Death Metal, a '90's type of mid-tempo US meets UK scene Death Metal mostly based on dark atmospheres. Although the guitar work is good to excellent at times, the rhythms section has its memorable moments, and the vocal part is intended to be versatile by adding a few parts with backing growls, by the end of the material I feel unimpressed, I had the constant feeling that something's missing even though the band has two guitarists (usually I feel this when a band only has one guitarist), and that's strange to say the least; then the vocal part sounds quite lifeless, it failed to imprint any emotions on the music, and actually although I know this sounds harsh, focusing on the instrumental part I think it would have been better with different vocals, more aggressive, more visceral, not just downtuned as they sound now. Maybe it's just a matter of taste as I'm a fan of '90's Death Metal and maybe I'm too harsh judging this band, but it's just my impression, the production is good, really meaty and clean, the compositions are heavy as fuck, so there's no reason for you not to give it a try at least, maybe you'll like it more.
Reviewed by Adrian