The Light is from Below

by Grim Ravine

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Digital only EP*, available through Black Bow Records:
blackbowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-is-from-below

Also available on Amazon, iTunes etc

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"Grim Ravine's doom is more like a glacier leaving a canyon in its wake. Then they fill that canyon with misanthropy, amplifier feedback, and a few shit-tons of fossilized misery, prowling somewhere in the wasteland between Bongripper's black-resin doom and Iron Monkey's least forgiving sludge" Decibel Magazine

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Excerpts from Reviews:

“Thanks Grim Ravine. You are an anomaly in it's purest definition. I can't describe your sounds succinctly enough to give them their due justice or proper praise. For me, that's probably the best compliment I can give.” The Sludgelord
Full review: thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/ep-review-grim-ravine-light-is-from.html

"The Light is from Below is a killer from start to finish. The songwriting is far above par and the band doesn’t overstay their welcome. If you’re a slave to the sludge, there’s no excuse for missing out on Grim Ravine. They’ve got that “it,” “they” and “them” that every paranoid schizophrenic sludge band needs to sound authentic." Teeth of the Divine
Full review: www.teethofthedivine.com/reviews/grim-ravine-the-light-is-from-below/

“The result is an album that closes in around you, a base mix of doom and sludge at its core but with an engorging cloud of darkness that ensures you're keyed in, taken in for the ride. Allied to a fair heft, there's a fair chance this is what you'll be looking for in sludge in these times, and even if not, you may have no choice but to submit.” Ninehertz
Full review: www.ninehertz.co.uk/viewitem/4803

"Grim Ravine plays a musical style that takes atmospheric doom metal and sludge and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark themes. In my opinion Grim Ravine are a very great sounding atmospheric sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album." Doomed to Darkness
Full review: hatredmeanswar2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/grim-ravinethe-light-is-from-belowblack.html

"The Light Is From Below hits hard and is likely to strike a chord with even hardened sludge fans. Grim Ravine have a focussed take on caustic, throaty sludge/doom with all the other genre nuances you’d expect from an extreme metal release in 2017. Where the record lays off it manages to maintain momentum; you never feel that they’re trying to play the post-metal card to score “mature” extreme metal points. This is probably the greatest strength of Grim Ravine; they’re never black-and-white, but their departure is only expressed in the darkest grey imaginable." The Monolith
Full review: www.themonolith.com/music/review-grim-ravine-the-light-is-from-below/

"Grim Ravine couple almost idyllic scenes with a destructive wave that emanates from below the middle register as the riffs hide under a veil of moonlight cutting and searing all that dives beneath the sonic foliage. While lurking in the dankness lies the guttural thrall of a monstrous entity." 8/10 Soundscape Magazine
Full review: www.soundscapemagazine.com/grim-ravine-the-light-is-from-below-review/

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*No physical copies of this release are currently planned, but this may change depending on digital sales.

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released February 17, 2017

All music written and performed by Grim Ravine © 2016.

Recorded at Brighton Electric studios in September 2016.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Paul 'Win' Winstanley.
www.paulwinaudio.com

Cover artwork by Lewis Cass.
Grim Ravine logo by Martin Shouler.

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