||Unleashed upon humanity in the year of 2002
with a MCD entitled, "Dogma," now emerges a relentlessly
grim attack called, "Increase Humanity Disgust," in 2005!
This Italian 4-piece is known as Grimness.
There are a number of things that set Grimness apart from a whole
slew of other black metal artists. I suppose, though, that they aren't
just strictly black metal (thrash??). One is the fact that even with
their relentless aggression, they attract a lot of catchiness with
memorable melodies. In a sense, like "Nemesis Divina"-era
Satyricon or "Storm...."-era Dissection. Another trait unlike
others is their use of technicality alongside a "grim" black
metal style. Although this has been used here and there by others,
it hasn't really been assigned to a band exclusively. A final thought
here is their sensibility towards the dynamics. Grimness mix and match
a catchy black metal chorus with acoustic guitars and a brutal death
metal blast with rapid & melodic, yet intricate, craftsmanship.
Much of the sound is also heavily thrash influenced. Think Dissection,
Satyricon, Hate Eternal and someone like say- Possessed, all woven
together!! These guys are easily a great and gallant force in the
Reviewed By: Thomas