BEHEMOTH — Grom (review)

BEHEMOTH — Grom album cover Album · 1996 · Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
A more successful black metal adventure than Behemoth's debut album, Grom is conceived as a celebration of the band's pagan beliefs and sounds like a devastating war cry. Between the lo-fi production and Nergal's fearsomely aggressive lead guitar and vocals, this is perhaps the angriest and most aggressive black metal since the early years of Mayhem. The band had not yet begun their transformation into the blackened death metal powerhouse they are today, but there's a few signs here and there of the coming change - for instance, at points Nergal moves away from his black metal screaming vocals to deliver a brief snippet here or there in a death metal grunt. On the whole, this album is compelling evidence that Behemoth could have had a reasonable enough career as a black metal project - however, their artistic tangent would lead them in a different direction.
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