The new album ‘Gowanus Death Stomp’ compounds the cruelty displayed on 2021 debut ‘Methods of Human Disposal’ into an ever more gritty and primal barrage of violence. At the crossroads of criminal depravity and urban malaise Gravesend utilize many tools of the trade. Black / Death / Grind / War Metal all meld seamlessly into a tar pit of scathing back-alley sadism and acid-tongued vocals. Like a newly found corpse down by the docks, the smell of decomp is wafting out of every track on ‘Gowanus Death Stomp’. And as with NYC’s underground legends from Cro-Mags to Swans to Type O Negative, Gravesend embodies the pulse of the city, even as that pulse bleeds out on the concrete.
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