Celestial Grave - Pvtrefactio
Iron Bonehead Productions
Black Metal
2 songs (11'58")
Release year: 2017
Reviewed by Alex

I remember being seriously impressed by Celestial Grave debut Burial Ground Trance in 2016. Year later Finnish duo is still at it producing short but impactful releases.

2-track Pvtrefactio is on display this time around. Whereas blending melancholia into their version of Finnish black metal was the signature card of Celestial Grave last time around, Pvtrefactio is a lot more about darkness than melancholia compared with its predecessor. Deteriorating Angel, true to its title, leaves the feeling of unsettlement and disease. Who is ill? The beast or man? No matter, guitars just continue thrashing in vast spaces, without finding an exit, the last gasp concluding the struggle. There is closing melodic rush after 4’ mark, but what I remembered after Deteriorating Angel ended was cold whipping, sound coming at me in form of sheet metal waves producing audio effects. Pvtrefactio, the track, can start less chaotic and destructive, more strait-laced and harmonious, but the sense of disease begins wafting there as well, the track swinging freely and wide by its conclusion. Hissing voices and riff cascades, everything is thrown into the churning blender, and the result is music a lot more brutish than it was on Burial Ground Trance.

Celestial Grave is said to be working on the full-length release and for me, personally, I do not want them to abandon the subtle melodic feeling I witnessed on the earlier debut.

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Other albums by Celestial Grave that we have reviewed:
Celestial Grave - Secular Flesh reviewed by Alex and quoted 84 / 100
Celestial Grave - Burial Ground Trance reviewed by Alex and quoted no quote
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