Graveshadow are a band from California that plays symphonic metal with elements of power, thrash, goth, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Nocturnal Ressurection" which will be released in November by Mausoleum Records.
Symphonic keyboards start off the album and a few seconds later heavy guitars start mixing in along with some high pitched screams that add a touch of black metal to the recording before adding in operatic female vocals, melodic riffs and death metal growls and the solos and leads also add a great amount of melody to the songs.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length and some of the mid tempo riffs add elements of thrash onto the recording while the slower sections are very heavy influenced by doom metal and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean playing and the keyboards add a good amount of gothic structures to the recording and one song brings in Ralf Sheepers of Primal Fear.
Graveshadow plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in symphonic and goth metal while also mixing in elements of thrash, death, doom and black metal to give the melodic songs more aggression, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and fantasy themes.
In my opinion Graveshadow are a very great sounding symphonic metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Namesake" "Lycan Lust" and "Blood And Fire". 8 out of 10.