Graceless are a band from the Netherlands that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Shadowlands" which will be released in December by Raw Skull Recordz.
A very heavy and old school sound starts off the album along with the music being very heavily rooted in the early 90's while the vocals are mostly deep death metal growls as well as the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by doom metal and all of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded and released more than 25 years ago.
A great amount of dark and morbid sounding melodies can be heard in the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic old school fashion along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard, a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of clean guitars can also be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Graceless plays a musical style that goes back to the early 90's era of doom and death metal, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover dark, mythological and real life themes.
In my opinion Graceless are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadowlands" "Sumerian Flames" "Die On Demand" and "When The last Light Fades". 8 out of 10.