Behold the Grave – The Path of the Blind (2017)


Hailing from Chihuahua, Mexico, today we have Behold the Grave and their crafty mixture of Melodic Death Metal with Thrash/Hardcore elements. In their debut release, “The Path of the Blind”, the band delivers over 50 minutes of very engaging music that effortlessly combines tons of influences into 11 superbly catchy tracks. If you are a fan of old-school Melodic Death Metal to bands like Arch Enemy, Soilwork, etc., this will be one hell of a release for you.

The album wastes no time to impress the listener with the brilliant guitar work of “The Chair of Redemption”, a song that is very crafty and engaging. Not letting the momentum slowdown, the band quickly hits with “Full of Black Venom” and “The Meaning of Hate”, two very fast-paced tracks filled with killer guitar leads and tight drum patterns. Other songs like “Endless war Serpents”, while keeping things intense, add some funky guitar passages and playful vocal arrangements to keep things fresh and engaging.

Showcasing their influences, tracks like “Absolution of Sinergy” show a clear Arch Enemy influence while keeping things exciting and intense, other songs like “Battle of the Annex” keep things more old-school with an older Melodic Death Metal style. Independently of their influences, you can hear elements of their own style, but they are still another release or so away from this. As the band pummels trough songs like “Unborn”, “A World Apart”, and “The Path of the Blind”, it is worth noting the excellent musicianship in terms of the guitar and drumming work.

As the album closes with the catchy “Solitude of the Burial”, we are left quite impressed by the quality and the variety of elements presented in “The Path of the Blind”. Behold the Grave is one of the many excellent Metal bands to hail from Mexico and they have earned their spot by playing killer music and making it all the way to play in Wacken Open air in 2013 via their Metal Battle series. If you want crafty Melodic Death Metal with influences but classic and new, look no further and pick up a digital copy of this release.

Band: Behold the Grave Album: The Path of the Blind

Label: Unsigned

Release: April 11th, 2017

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Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Country: Mexico

Rating: 90/100

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