Greyhaven
Stereo Grief


4.8
classic

Review

by Tyler White STAFF
April 11th, 2024 | 323 replies


Release Date: 04/12/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: All I want is death

Stereo Grief feels like a combination of the best of Greyhaven’s discography. It’s a little odd to describe it as “the best of” considering how strong Empty Black and This Bright and Beautiful World stand on their own, but that’s truly what it is. Combining Greyhaven’s signature heavy southern riffing with strong melodic components, the EP dives deeper into the melodic aspect of their music while maintaining their aggressive songwriting. With fast-paced, blistering riffs and soaring choruses, Stereo Grief showcases the talents of the band in a greater way than ever before.

From the opening of “Past Material,” Greyhaven takes command and never lets up throughout Stereo Grief. Across “Confined Collapse” and “Sick and Lavish,” the guitars and drums play off each other in a chaotic manner, featuring some of their most captivating riffs and grooves. The mix of southern tinge and the dissonant panic chords bring about a ferocious atmosphere to the EP. “The Welcome Party” and the opener are full of fast-paced drum chops and alternate picking riffs that add to the intensity of Stereo Grief. However, where Greyhaven excels is in the calmer moments of the record. The infectious groove of the ending of “Sick and Lavish” and the melodic section of “The Welcome Party'' showcase a softer side of the band that focuses heavily on spacious composition. The leads within “An Inverse Self-Reflection” and the choruses of “Confined Collapse” accentuate the heavier moments with their uplifting tone and subtle intricacies. But the true defining factor of the EP lies in the vocal performance. Throughout Stereo Grief the vocals effortlessly transition between harsh screams and powerful cleans that guide each track throughout its duration. Across the record, the choruses are full of infectious and catchy melodies, marking some of the best clean vocals within Greyhaven’s discography in the soaring choruses of “The Welcome Party” and “Past Material.” Even in the melodic closer, the vibrant cleans throughout the softer verses are accentuated by the intense screams at the conclusion of the track that tie the whole thing together with its balance of aggression and calmness.

The only fault to Stereo Grief is that there’s not enough. With how well-crafted the EP is, one could only wish it was a full-length album. But maybe that’s a good thing. In just about 17 minutes, Greyhaven manages to put out some of their best material to date. Despite the short runtime, the band effortlessly shifts between aggressive songwriting and melodic composition in a way that is captivating and impactful. Sure, it would be nice to have a full-length of this quality from Greyhaven, but Stereo Grief is more than enough to satisfy.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
tyman128
Staff Reviewer
April 11th 2024


4539 Comments

Album Rating: 4.8

This is so good

onionbubs
April 11th 2024


21257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lets fucking go dude

artificialbox
April 11th 2024


1862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice one dude I’m so hyped to hear this tonight!!

SteakByrnes
April 11th 2024


29988 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lets go dude, nice quick review brother I'm hype to check this

tyman128
Staff Reviewer
April 11th 2024


4539 Comments

Album Rating: 4.8

Thanks brothas, hope y'all dig

Purpl3Spartan
April 11th 2024


8693 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Hyped

SaveBandit
April 11th 2024


3302 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

So stoked to check this shit. The boys do not miss

Wildcardbitchesss
April 11th 2024


12356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Seeing them in about a week lfg

AlexKzillion
April 11th 2024


17430 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

can't wait to absolutely run this into the fucking ground lmao

JayEnder
April 11th 2024


20146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This should own massively. Great review ty!



Gonna fire this up as soon as I get home from work.

bloc
April 11th 2024


70370 Comments


mmm album art so aesthetic

HooperD87
April 11th 2024


169 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Have only had one listen but this rips, as expected. Sick and Lavish probably my favourite so far.

Purpl3Spartan
April 12th 2024


8693 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Bangs so hard

JayEnder
April 12th 2024


20146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice soundoff lol

artificialbox
April 12th 2024


1862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

first track is so good it makes me want to insta 5 this. so stoked to see them live next month

JayEnder
April 12th 2024


20146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Opener and Sick & Lavish are fuckin MINT

JayEnder
April 12th 2024


20146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Confined Collapse got me swinging arms dear lord

greatgradegrate
April 12th 2024


34 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Butt Rock is back on the menu and I'm pigging out

HooperD87
April 12th 2024


169 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I see the term thrown around so often in so many contexts that I don't even know what Butt Rock means anymore

Manatea
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2024


1954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.7

LET’S FUCKIN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



This is so good. Nice review my friend



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