on 9 November 2014
From the dirty depth of disgusting-ness is a hairy, ugly and ball-wrecking monolith and "Into the grave" is the perfect accompanying soundtrack. This one in my opinion, was the third classic of a trio of revolutionary swedish death metal albums alongside "Left hand path & Like an everflowing stream". Although Grave's buzzsaw sound is quite different to Entombed and Dismember, it is no less brutal and compromisory. This was a youthful blast of rusty and excessively raw death metal, in addition to an ultra gutteral vocal from Ola Lindgren.
Amongst the ugliness is a variety of memorable and endemic moments. "Into the grave" is probably the most poignant of those, with songs like "In love, Hating life, Extremely rotten flesh and Haunted" mandatory listens. Under the banner of Century media's reissues. "Into the grave" re-release in 2006 included the completely seperate EP:- "Tremendous pain" with "Eroded" being a highlight of that selection. There is even one last gem of "Soulless" included in a video clip, so overall a very good complimemtary package.
For fans of swedish death metal this remains one of the best accomplishments and efforts from the sub-genre. In fact, Grave are one of very few acts today who haven't yet disbanded or changed they're sound in any real significant way. They are true forefathers of scandinavian extremity and "Into the Grave" still remains they're highest watermark yet!...,
on 17 December 2009
Wow what a remarkable album this one is. It is from 1991 when Death Metal was still in its infancy and when the Swedish scene was fast advancing. This album has a raw production and has a bit of a muddy sound to it which makes it sound sort of like a demo. But this isn't a problem for me as it makes the band seem more obscure and underground. This album has obtained classic status over the years and I can see why, it really was ground breaking for the time it was released upon the world! You need this if your into Death Metal. Just wished I could get one of their damn t shirts! Hail Grave \m/
on 22 February 2002
This is the first Grave album, featuring as Vocalist the now-Entombed bass player Jorgen Sandstrom, THE BADDEST DEATH VOCALIST EVER! HE RULES! This is one angry piece! powerful tunes such as Into THe Grave and Hating Life make this one of the milestones of Swedish Death Metal!