Apocalyptica came really close to ruining cellos in metal, but Grayceon’s part of the relief effort. Without a bassist, Jackie Perez Gratz uses her cello to give the album its unique low-end, and having played on releases from Neurosis, Agalloch and Asunder, you can bet she knows what she’s doing. And it shows: their sound is a progged out blend of sounds she’s amassed over the years, a crushing, riff’d out chunk of metal that wedges itself comfortably between the post and doom metal. Their name is kind of stupid, that part we can’t ignore, but their music more than makes up for it.
3 Bumps | Bump