Grond are a band from Russia that plays a brutal form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Worship The Kraken" which will be released by Xtreem Music.
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric synths and after a few seconds demonic vocals are added onto the recording before introducing melodic riffs onto t he recording which also takes the music into more of a heavier direction along with the vocals evolving into death metal growls.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style and when the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
There is also a great amount of old school death elements in the bands musical style and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars and they also bring in a cover of Goatlord's "Blood Monk" and as the album progresses some tracks also start bring in a small amount of high pitched screams.
Grond plays a style of death metal that h as the modern day brutality while also mixing in a great amount of old school influences which also makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover H.P Lovecraft, Literature and The Ocean themes.
In my opinion Grond are a very great sounding brutal death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kronos The Devourer" "Blood Monk" "Devonian Tyrant" and "Typhoon Is Coming". 8 out of 10.