Here we have a single song sampler for GraVil's upcoming full-length debut album. Bolstered by guest spots from ex-Cradle of Filth guitarist James McIlroy, along with orchestration that was written and recorded by Alex Lamy, this is something of a mid-paced affair for GraVil, and I have to admit to not being too in love with it. Dynamically speaking there's a certain plodding feel to the guitars; some time spent on the metering of this track would have given us something a lot more exciting. As it is, McIlroy doesn't really add anything to the bandís sound (this is still Vil's show on that front). The orchestration I actually found to be a little too 'Dimmu Borgir' for my liking, and preferred Vil's own previous synth offerings to this. Gra sounds immense still, and continues to impress me with the strength of his performance; his phrasing is particularly fine (especially over the blast beats). Still, I guess this song will make more sense in the context of the album. I hope so, because this is GraVil's first potential misstep.
MARCH OF THE TITANS
Review by Steve Cowan
1) March of the Titans
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
"...some time spent on the metering of this track would have given us something a lot more exciting."